Obama will return 5 percent of salary: What about Congress?

President Obama's decision to return 5 percent of his salary to the U.S. Treasury in show of solidarity with federal workers might make folks wonder whether Congress will do the same. Members of the House and Senate earn $174,000 annually and haven't voted to raise their salaries since 2009, knowing that increasing their paychecks would only make them more unpopular with the general public ...

White House Salaries: Less Than You Might Think, But Not Terrible

The White House. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) As it does every year, the White House made public the salaries of its 468 employees , from the associate director for scheduling correspondence Michael S. McSwain, Jr. ($41,000) to President Obama's chief of staff Jacob J. Lew ($172,200). Two employees — senior policy adviser David Kaden and special assistant Andrew Parker — earned exactly zero dollars ...