Pelosi faces backlash after announcing raise in maximum salary for House Staffers to $199k from $174k

Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a raise in the maximum salary for House Staffers to $199,300, up from $173,900.

Pelosi explained the move in a letter posted on her website.

She claims “This order will help the Congress recruit and retain the outstanding and diverse talent that we need, as it also helps ensure parity between employees of the House of Representatives and other employees of the Federal Government.”

Many on Twitter were not impressed with the move and reacted negatively.