Legislative budget

House Amendment Could Increase Staff Pay
But freeze on member pay remains in place

Rep. Sam Farr's amendment would increase the pay of congressional staff. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that could mean raises for some House staff.  

Appropriators adopted by voice vote a proposal from Rep. Sam Farr, D-Calif., that would provide an additional $8.3 million for the Members Representational Allowance account, a 1.5 percent increase that would come out of the Architect of the Capital Construction and Operations Fund.