Congress Collects Paychecks By Law During Shutdown

Most members of Congress are still picking up paychecks as the partial government shutdown continues.  Hundreds of thousands of federal workers remain furloughed or are working without pay.  But, lawmakers are still receiving at least $174,000 a year, plus full healthcare and retirement benefits.  The Speaker of the House is the top paid member of Congress, with an annual salary of more than $223,000. More than 70 senators and representatives say they are not accepting pay while the record-setting shutdown now enters its 26th day.

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