Members Getting Paid

Roll Call reports on House Members earning outside income.

Federal laws and House rules prohibit Members of Congress from earning income in certain professions, notably medicine, law and real estate sales. The ethics committee has ruled that Broun, a family practice doctor, and the other physicians in the House, can consult with patients and accept limited payments to offset the costs of their services, but they can’t profit from it.

Beyond these prohibited fields, any outside “earned income” from permissible sources is limited to about $25,000 a year.

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