Members of Congress get paid at a cost of $10,583.85 per hour to taxpayers.
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It was negotiated, and the dems agreed to the republican demand that spending levels remain at the levels of sequestration. Lawmakers get their pay even as hundreds of congressional staffers are sent home, packs of tourists are turned away at the Capitol, and constituent services in many offices grind to a halt. CHICAGO — Illois who had not been paid for three months because of the state's bud impasse got their paychecks this week. But their payment was unrelated to the short-term state Tags: illinois, lawmakers, first, paychecks, Lawmakers still get a check, WASHGTON - There's at least one constant a government : The 532 members of Congress contue to be paid - at a cost of $10,583.85 per hour to taxpayers. The state's bill backlog has surpassed $11 billion and there's no bud place, but two suburban Republican each will extra $1,506 checks for two days of work this week.