27th Amendment

The 27th Amendment says that if Congress votes themselves a pay raise it doesn't go into effect until the next term.

When: March 23, 1971

Fun fact: This was one of the original 12 amendments proposed by James Madison

Our current Representatives are Jim Cooper, Lamar Alexander, and Bob Corker

Current Salary: $174,000

Congress Just Voted To Freeze Current Salary

Bibliography

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxxvii

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