In the midst of Congressional efforts to lower taxes and make health care more affordable, almost-retired Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told The Hill he’d like a $2500 monthly housing allowance for members of the House.
Washington D.C. rents and mortgages are apparently so expensive, more tax payer money is required to assist our elected officials. Congressmen are paid $174,000 a year to serve. Chaffetz reports that he sleeps in a cot in his office whenever he’s working at the Capitol.
Chris Salcedo suggested a number of less expensive solutions on today’s “The Chris Salcedo Show.” He asked congressmen to consider communal living or commuting from less expensive suburbs in Virginia, calling Chaffetz’s proposal “tone deaf.”