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Salary and Benefits Overview

Salary and Benefits Overview

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Salary and Benefits OverviewThe salary and benefits for
the members of the Senate are the same as those granted to the House of Representatives.
The pay grades differ in accordance to their position in that particular
chamber of the United States Congress. Members of the Senate, such as the
Senate Majority and Minority Leaders, will have a higher salary from other
members of the Senate, those considered to be Rank-and-File Members. Even
though salaries are higher for those in the Senate leadership, all Senator
receive the same type of benefits.

The salaries of Senators is administered and determined by the Office of
Personnel Management. This governmental faction derives the Senator salaries
through an implementation of a fairly complex calculation system to derive at
the total amount. One of the main arguments or disputes regarding the salaries
of Senators is the fact the pay rates also affect other governmental positions,
such as those for federal judges. Originally, it was suggested by Benjamin
Franklin at the Constitutional
Convention

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