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Meme Inflates Rise in Congressional Salaries

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Quick Take A viral meme on Facebook falsely claims that members of Congress have received a “231%” increase in pay in the last 30 years. Automatic cost-of-living adjustments have resulted in an increase of 94.4% from 1989 to 2009. Full Story  Members of Congress haven’t received a salary increase in a decade. Prior to that, congressional salaries climbed nearly 95% from 1989 to 2009, as...

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