$900bump in Congressional pay has been authorized by President Obama, a move made in the midst of failed “fiscal cliff” negotiations. Congressional leaders will see slightly higher raises than their rank-and-file counterparts, with Senate leaders receiving a $1,000 boost and an extra $1,100 going to the Speaker of the House as well. The raises are the first since a pay freeze was instituted in 2010.
$6,379pay raise was also given to Vice President Joe Biden, but the pay raises didn’t stop there. In addition to Vice President Biden and members of Congress, President Obama authorized an increase in wages for district and circuit court judges as well. Think this was the right time to hand out pay raises to members of Congress? source