Pelosi boosts maximum pay for House staff to $212,100 in last act as speaker

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) Jose Luis Magana/AP

Pelosi boosts maximum pay for House staff to $212,100 in last act as speaker

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In her last act as House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi announced she would raise the maximum pay for House staffers to $212,100.

The pay raise is the second during her tenure as House speaker, as she also hiked it from $199,300 to $203,700 earlier this year. She had also instituted a minimum pay requirement of $45,000.

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She defended her newest pay increase in a press release, arguing that it was needed to retain talent.

“As you know, our hard-working, patriotic Congressional staffers are integral to the functioning of the House of Representatives: ensuring this institution can effectively carry out our legislative and constituent responsibilities. To that end, we must do all we can to retain and recruit the best talent in our nation — and to build a Congressional workforce that reflects the communities we are honored to serve,” she said.

“It is my privilege as Speaker to announce that the House will raise the maximum annual rate of pay for staff to $212,100. This increase in the Speaker’s Pay Order is consistent with the recent raise in the Executive Branch Level II and Senior Executive Branch maximum annual salary rate,” Pelosi said.

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The move means that the best-paid staffers can make nearly $40,000 more than lawmakers, who are paid $174,000 a year, according to the Congressional Research Service. House speakers and majority and minority leaders earn slightly more, however.

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