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U.S Congressional Salaries and Retirement Benefits

October 16, 2013

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U.S Congressional Salaries and Retirement Benefits CRS Report for Congress Congress is required by Article I, Section 6, of the Constitution to determine its own pay. Prior to 1969, Congress did so by enacting specific legislation. From 1789 through 1968, Congress raised its pay 22 times using this procedure. Members were initially paid per diem. […]

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Remembering Yesteryear: In October 1940 Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., became America’s first African American general in the United States Army

October 16, 2013

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Remembering Yesteryear: In October 1940 Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., became America’s first African American general  On October 25, 1940 Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., became the first African American to become a general in the United States Army Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., was born in Washington, D.C., on July 1, 1877. He entered the military service […]

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