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U.S. House to Set Minimum Annual Salary for Staff at $45,000 (1)

May 6, 2022, 1:19 PM

The House will increase the annual minimum pay for congressional staff to $45,000 a year and vote on permitting its workers to unionize, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday.

“This is also an issue of fairness, as many of the youngest staffers working the longest hours often earn the lowest salaries,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to House members. An order for the minimum pay change will go into effect Sept. 1 and members are to vote on a bill allowing unionization next week.

The moves come after the emergence of a nascent Congressional Workers Union, which aimed to correct what ...