Congress has pushed the fiscal cliff to the brink and has been the least productive since at least the 1940s. No matter, lawmakers will get a pay raise in 2013, reports The Weekly Standard.
The annual salary of members of Congress will rise from $174,000 to 174,900. Leadership in Congress, including the speaker of the House and Senate majority leader, will likewise get an increase.
Under current federal law lawmakers' pay automatically rises unless they specifically vote to deny themselves a raise - which this year they didn't. The $900-a-year raise is in line with what other federal workers will get in the coming year. That's because President Barack Obama recently issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees, in effect giving some federal workers a raise.
Via The Weekly Standard.