Some Md. members of Congress keeping their pay, others are not

U.S. capitol at night with flagSee how Maryland lawmakers are handling their salary in this interactive graphic. Click on the name to show the response.

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Len Lazarick

Len Lazarick was the founding editor and publisher of and is currently the president of its nonprofit corporation and chairman of its board He was formerly the State House bureau chief of the daily Baltimore Examiner from its start in April 2006 to its demise in February 2009. He was a copy editor on the national desk of the Washington Post for eight years before that, and has spent decades covering Maryland politics and government.


  1. Konabianca

    Our congress is comprised of two bodies: the House of Representatives and the Senate. Why have our Maryland senators in the Democrat-controlled Senate not been asked about their paychecks? Part of the reason we’re in this situation is the years-long failure of the Senate to pass a budget. At the same time, President Obama has repeatedly and publicly said he would not negotiate to end the stalemate. Why has he not been asked about his paycheck?

    • lenlazarick

      Both senators were asked for their comments. You have to click on their names to see their responses. Both are accepting their paychecks.

  2. abby_adams

    Cha-ching! Wanna bet they won’t turn down their Obamacare subsidy either? We pay, they play!

  3. joe

    Surprise, Surprise!