Congressional staffers bring in big bucks

Friday - 4/9/2010, 4:02pm EDT

Erika Lovley, Politico

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Members of Congress make about $168,000 a year.

Some, like Sen. Harry Reid or Speaker Nancy Pelosi make more.

Turns out, some House staffers are making pretty good money, too.

Erika Lovley is a Congressional reporter with Politico, and says she was surprised at how many staffers are pulling down six figures.

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