National Affairs: Oh, By the Way . . .

The Appropriation Bill for the Legislative Establishment that is Congress having been passed a week before by the House, came up one evening in the Senate. Only twelve minutes were spent in passing it but, while it was 01 the floor, an amendment sponsored by Senator Ball, lame duck Republican from Delaware, was quietly attached without discussion or a roll call.

It provided that the salaries of Senators and Representatives be increased from $7,500 to $10,000 a year, and the salaries of the Speaker of the House, the presiding officer of the Senate...

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