Nov. 27, 2014 SIGN IN | REGISTER
Roll Call Casualty List: See Which Incumbents Lost | Check Results Here With Our Interactive Elections Map | Sign Up for Roll Call Newsletters

Ethics Committee Dismisses Complaint Against Vitter

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call File Photo

For decades, the White House has relied on a procedural tactic to appoint current Members of Congress to Cabinet-level positions by rolling back the salary to the amount that was set at the start of the lawmaker’s term. The Senate can later address the disparity in a vote when the former lawmaker’s term would have expired. Salazar’s Senate term would have been up in January 2012 had he remained in Congress.

comments powered by Disqus




Want Roll Call on your doorstep?