The Representatives and Senators –Salary of $165,200 with retirement benefits –Office space in D.C. and at home and staff to fill it. –Travel allowances and mail privileges. –But, there’s often 10 to 14 hour days, lots of time away from the family, and lots of pressure from different people to “do the right thing.”
Complaints Congress is the body that receives the greatest number of complaints. Mainly, that it is too responsive to public opinion and interest groups yet out of touch with the normal person. Or, it can debate for weeks or even months but has difficulty finding a consensus on major policy issues.