GAI Assistant Director Worth Hester in Roll Call

GAI | July 6, 2016

A recent article in Roll Call explores a pay gap in congressional staff salaries between the House Democratic and Republican Member offices. According to the Roll Call analysis of the available data, Democratic House Members have edged their Republican counterparts “by spending more on staff by about $150 per day.” GAI Assistant Director Worth Hester says that one possible explanation for this discrepancy is that “there’s more pressure on Republicans to limit spending. He further points out that: “You can’t say we expect the executive branch to tighten its belt, but we’re not willing to tighten our belt,” You can read the entire article here.

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