27th Amendment

Congressional Compensation

Originally proposed September 25, 1789. Ratified May 7, 1992

No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.

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How a C-grade college term paper led to a constitutional amendment

The 27th Amendment is the most recent amendment to the Constitution, and its existence today can be traced to a college student…

May 7

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Why do politicians and judges get paid during a government shutdown?

One of the biggest questions during a federal government shutdown is, “who gets paid?” Due to the Constitution, the people…

Jan 19

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Happy birthday, 27th Amendment!

Today we celebrate the 24th anniversary of the 27th Amendment's ratification. Here’s what you need to know.

May 7

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27th Amendment: Congressional Pay Limitation

More than 200 years after it was proposed as part of the original Bill of Rights, this amendment prohibited members of Congress…

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