James Madison

May 1992
U.S. News & World Report;5/18/92, Vol. 112 Issue 19, p17
States that former President James Madison, while helping draft the Bill of Rights, saw a `seeming impropriety' in members of Congress deciding their pay. His proposal of a constitutional amendment to delay any salary increase; Michigan and New Jersey legislatures last week became the 38th and 39th to ratify it.


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