Congressional Democrats: “We Aren’t Being Paid Properly”

Senior Democrats are pushing for a pay raise for those who deserve it most – Members of Congress. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) raised the issue at Tuesday’s Democratic Caucus meeting and has said he plans to ask Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to give members a pay raise. Members of Congress already earn $174,000 a year – far greater than the $47,230 that the average US worker earns a year.