Speaker Pelosi Announces Minimum Annual Pay in House

One in eight congressional staffers make less than $42K.

Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that starting in September, the House of Representatives will be implementing minimum annual pay of $45,000 for all their congressional staff. Earlier this year, a report from the non-profit Issue One found that over 12% of staffers made less than the living wage in Washington, D.C., which according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is $42,610 for an adult without children.

“This is also an issue of fairness, as many of the youngest staffers working the longest hours often earn the lowest salaries,” Speaker Pelosi said. Over 100 U.S. legislators began calling for higher wages in the past year to help improve job retention for congressional employees.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Speaker Pelosi to have wisdom as she increases the minimum income of Congressional staff
  • For members of Congress to approach national spending increases with discernment.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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