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H.R. 9417 (117th): To amend the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 to tie the salaries of Members of Congress to the salaries of the judiciary.

About the bill

A Congress member’s salary would be the same as a judge, but not as much as the $40 million annual salary of Aaron Judge.


Most members of Congress are paid $174,000 per year. A few top party leaders get paid more, including the Speaker of the House at $223,500, plus the House and Senate Democratic and Republican leaders at $193,400.

Congress is supposed to receive an automatic cost of living adjustment every year, indexed to inflation. However, all of the above salaries were last updated in 2009, since Congress has voted down its scheduled pay raise every year from 2010 and on.

Many members desire the positive optics of voting down a pay raise for themselves, especially as they face the voters and re-election. So leave it …

Sponsor and status

Ed Perlmutter

Sponsor. Representative for Colorado's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2022
Length: 2 pages
Dec 2, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 2, 2022, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).



Dec 2, 2022

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 9417 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 9417. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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