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Rep. Jim Moran: "Members of Congress are underpaid"

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WASHINGTON - In an interview Thursday, Virginia Democrat Jim Moran said members of Congress are underpaid, and some can't afford to "live decently" while working in Washington, D.C.  Moran said he plans to introduce an amendment to the Legislative Branch bill that would fix the issue.

“I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” Rep. Moran said in an interview with Roll Call.  “I understand that it’s widely felt that they underperform, but the fact is that this is the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world.”

Members of Congress currently make $174,000 per year.

Moran also pointed out that some members of Congress have started sleeping in their offices while in session  in an effort to save money instead of trying to maintain two homes.  Others, he said, have "small little apartment units" that make it difficult to spend as much time as they should with their families. 

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