Fact Checking Claims About Congressional Pay Social media posts claim members gave themselves a 21-percent raise. By Alec Dent Mar 16, 2022 8 Viral social media posts claim that members of Congress have raised their pay by 21 percent in passing a recent bill. So, anyone else pissed that congress gave themselves a 21% raise, or is it just me. They need an extra 30+ grand a year and they won't even raise minimum wage from $7.25 an hour??!!! Start a Free Trial Get every newsletter and all of The Dispatch. Support quality, fact-based journalism. Get Started ALREADY HAVE AN ACCOUNT? SIGN IN Report a Comment Why are you reporting this comment? Spam Racism Harassment or violence Inappropriate Thanks for letting us know! Your feedback is important in helping us keep our community safe. Submitting... Close Submit Report Worth Your Time Jun 1, 2023May 31, 2023 Maximum Security Jonah Goldberg May 31, 2023May 31, 2023 Three Big Strikes Against ‘Greedflation’ Scott Lincicome May 31, 2023May 31, 2023 High Energy Nick Catoggio May 31, 2023May 31, 2023 Your Life Portfolio—and Ours Jonah Goldberg May 31, 2023May 31, 2023 Ron DeSantis Sharpens Attacks on Trump Andrew Egger, David M. Drucker and Audrey Fahlberg About Alec Dent Alec Dent is the culture editor and a staff writer for The Dispatch. He is a graduate of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC Chapel Hill, and previously oversaw The Dispatch's fact checking team. More from Alec Dent
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