Big Payday for Some Hill Staffers

Louise Radnofsky The Wall Street Journal 3/7/2011

Departing members of the House of Representatives awarded millions of dollars in extra pay to aides as they closed down their offices, according to lawmakers’ spending records.

The 96 lawmakers paid their employees $6.7 million, or 31%, more in the fourth quarter of 2010 than they did, on […]

Congressional Staffers Gain From Trading in Stocks

Brody Mullins, Tom McGinty, and Jason Zweig The Wall Street Journal 10/11/2010

WASHINGTON—Chris Miller nearly doubled his $3,500 stock investment in a renewable-energy firm in 2008. It was a perfectly legal bet, but he’s no ordinary investor.

Mr. Miller is the top energy-policy adviser to Nevada Democrat and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who helped […]