Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D-Nev.) earns $193,400 a year, or $3,719 per week. What did Americans get for his taxpayer-supported salary last week?
As U.S. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) earns $193,400 per year or $3,719 per week.
What did Americans get for that taxpayer-supported salary last week? Find out.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius earned a salary of $3,994 last week (her total annual salary is $199,700) and for that American taxpayers got a tepid apology for HealthCare.Gov’s continuing problems. While Sec. Sebelius said she was “clearly” wrong that the website would be ready Oct. 1, she also said “No one anticipated this level of problems.”
The Senate was not in session last week, but the House met Tuesday and Wednesday. The lower chamber passed a multi-billion dollar bill that authorize funding for water projects around the county.
Most of the action last week was off the Senate and House floor as lawmakers tried to arrive at a plan to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. They were, of course, unsuccessful and the federal government now enters its third week of partial operations.