The House Chaplain gets a salary of -- and this is not a typo -- $115,300. Not to be outdone, the Senate Chaplain spends much more per member-soul on his small body of 100 legislators. He receives about the same salary as his House colleague, but he has an overall budget of $300,000, including pay for secretaries and office space to help him shepherd his sometimes wayward flock. If it worked, it might be worth the price. But thus far there are no signs of divine intervention in the chambers of the US Congress.
-- Martin L Gross, The Government Racket: Washington Waste from A to Z
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