The House Calendar for 2013 shows Representatives in session only 126 days, yet each receives an annual salary of $174,000.
Is Congress earning its salary? It doesn’t seem to be passing very many important bills.
- House Calendar from http://majorityleader.gov/113thCongress1stSession.pdf
- Congress is Corrupt graphic from Facebook page of Congress Is Corrupt, posted 2/19/13
- Annual Salary data from “Congress’ Calendar for 2013: 239 Days Off” by Kenneth D. Ackerman at Huffington Post of Dec. 3, 2012.