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Rep. Mike Pompeo’s employee top salary list

November 13, 2011


— Six months into his first term in Congress, Rep. Mike Pompeo spent more on employee salaries than Kansas’ other members in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Pompeo’s total was $5,000 more than the $414,000 paid to staff in the first half of 2011 by Rep. Lynn Jenkins.

Rep. Kevin Yoder, a Republican from Johnson County, handed out the smallest amount in paychecks among the state’s House members. His six-month total of $310,000 was less than the $364,000 spent by another Kansas freshman, Rep. Tim Huelskamp.

Pompeo’s spokeswoman Rachel Taylor said Pompeo voted twice to reduce the amount allocated to each member for office expenditures and that his staff’s expenses “reflect the hefty workload and the caliber of work product” that Pompeo expects.


Phillbert 6 years, 7 months ago

AP missed the best quote from Pompeo's spokeswoman:

"Just as when he ran two businesses, Congressman Pompeo believes that investing in talented people leads to organizational achievement and he has brought that successful model with him to Congress."

Of course, he only believes in "investing in talented people" in government when they work for him. Otherwise he thinks government workers need to have their salaries cut, or just be laid off altogether.

"Do as I say, not as I do" - the motto of today's Republican Party.

mloburgio 6 years, 7 months ago

Pompeo's also loves the koch brothers and dirty oil money.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years, 7 months ago

Aren't his staff government employees? Didn't he get the message from the Koch brothers that any and all salary payments to government employees are a waste? That government resources should instead be spent on Koch Bros. operations?

Oh, almost forgot-- Pompeo's staff are Koch employees.

mloburgio 6 years, 7 months ago

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sammy brownback sure took care of his staff while in the senate. Sen. Sam Brownback (-Kansas) - Staff Salary Data Total Salary Expenditures

10/01/2010 - 03/31/2011 | $873,666 Fiscal Year: 2011 $873,666 04/01/2010 - 09/30/2010 | $1,517,451 10/01/2009 - 03/31/2010 | $1,278,495 Fiscal Year: 2010 $2,795,946 04/01/2009 - 09/30/2009 | $1,437,939 10/01/2008 - 03/31/2009 | $1,268,338 Fiscal Year: 2009 $2,706,277 04/01/2008 - 09/30/2008 | $1,302,272 10/01/2007 - 03/31/2008 | $1,299,579 Fiscal Year: 2008 $2,601,851 04/01/2007 - 09/30/2007 | $1,263,128 10/01/2006 - 03/31/2007 | $1,126,740

mom_of_three 6 years, 7 months ago

You cant compare a congressional staffer salary to a white house salary. You could compare it to other Congressional salaries though.

yourworstnightmare 6 years, 7 months ago

Pompeo = hypocrite.

But then we knew that already...

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