After Five Months In Congress, Ocasio-Cortez Wants A Raise!

Posted on June 11, 2019 9:34 am

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Federal lawmakers make bank.

A representative in the House makes $174,000 a year. That’s not exactly a “1 percenter” salary, but nearly quadruple the current median annual income in America. Not to mention the fact that they all have access to the best — and least expensive — health care in the country … for life.

That wasn’t enough for some members of the House. The Democratic-controlled chamber proffered a new salary of $178,500, a $4,500 raise. But even some Democrats balked at the raise, and the whole effort was scrubbed on Monday.

“It needs more discussion,” House Appropriations