Walter Jacobson: Are Members of Congress Overpaid?

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Members of Congress only work 22 weeks out of 52 weeks a year and earn an average salary of $3,000.00 an hour at our expense. Are we overpaying Congress? Walter Jacobson explores this question and more on this edition of Walter Jacobson’s Perspectives.




The U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)