Alcee Hastings

Lawmaker Rants About Members Being Underpaid

Rep. Alcee L. Hastings took another shot at advocating for an unpopular cause when he argued to Legislative Branch committee leaders that in addition to staff, members of Congress should be getting a salary hike.

Hastings made the same case before the same House Rules committee considering the Legislative Branch spending bill last year. House members recently decided to pump up the amount in each members is allowed to have in an effort to offer potential salary increases for staff -- something the chamber hasn't done since 2010.

Congressional Hits and Misses: Best of the Rules Committee

Sessions likes to thank the committee's "awesome stenographers." (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

HOH pays tribute to the House Rules Committee and its proclivity for tangents, broken microphones and heaping praise on its “awesome stenographers.”

Congressional Hits and Misses: Week of July 13, 2015 (Video)

Lawmakers spent the week vomiting, giving weather forecasts and “failing to communicate."