Congressional Pay and Benefits at a Standstill, With a Cost

David Hawkings writes at Roll Call:

"This is the longest period without a congressional raise since the decade ending in 1965, and there’s little likelihood the salary will change until both private sector wages and the public’s view of Congress have increased substantially and stayed that way for a while. Adjusting for inflation, the buying power of a member’s salary is less than at any time since the late 1980s...."

Read more at http://www.rollcall.com/news/hawkings/congressional-pay-benefits-at-a-standstill-with-a-cost