Congressional Salaries and Allowances

Source: Ida A. Brudnick, Congressional Research Service, RL30064, June 28, 2011

This report provides basic information on congressional salaries and allowances. First, the report briefly summarizes the current salary of Members of Congress, limits on their outside earned income and honoraria, and applicable health insurance and retirement benefits. Second, the report provides information on allowances available to Representatives and Senators to support them in their official and representational duties as Members. These allowances cover official office expenses, staff, mail, and other goods and services. Third, the report lists the salaries of congressional officers and officials and salary limits for committee staff.

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