Monday, September 24, 2007

Things I Didn't Know

Members of Congress who serve in the Armed forces don't receive pay for their military service:

It once was more common for legislators to simultaneously serve in the military. In fact, a statue of Sen. Edward Baker, R-Ore., who was killed in uniform in the Civil War, stands in the Capitol. But because of the Constitution's "incompatibility" clause, which states that no senator or representative shall be appointed to any civil office, some ambiguity has always lingered over whether individuals may serve in Congress and the military at the same time.

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