Thought of the hour

Ladies and gentlemen, Senators and House of Representative members receive the same base salary: $174,000, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service. That number is $50,000 less than what the Vice President makes, which is $230,700. (The president, on the other hand, receives a $400,000 salary.)
However, there are exceptions to some congressional salaries. According to the Congressional Research Service, the Speaker of the House receives $223,500, while the President pro tempore of the Senate, as well as majority and minority leaders of the House and Senate receive a salary of $193,400.
Senate Leadership: Majority Party Leader – $193,400; Minority Party Leader – $193,400
House Leadership: Speaker of the House – $223,500; Majority Leader – $193,400; Minority Leader – $193,400
The House of Representatives has averaged 146.7 “legislative days” a year since 2001, according to records kept. The Senate, on the other hand, was in session an average of 165 days a year over the same time period.
Per the base salary, House members get paid $1,186.09/ day while senators received the daily sum of $1,054.54

I rest my case, your honor.

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