$174,000/year + benefits, up 23% from 2001. I wonder if they are 23% more productive?
Congress needs to do its job.
"But since 1997, Congress has never passed more than a third of its regular appropriations bills on time, and usually has done considerably less than that: For instance, for six straight years (fiscal 2011 through 2016), not a single spending bill was passed by Oct. 1." - Pew Research
The real reason our Congress shut down the government for 3 days? Politics.