LegiStorm adds historical salary data dating back to October 2000
When we first launched LegiStorm in September 2006, we presented users with less than one year of complete congressional staff salary data. Since that time, we have steadily added more recent data but also historical salary data, not to mention other data offerings.
Now we have reached a new milestone. We have entered all historical salary data from House and Senate expenditure books that the Government Printing Office still makes available. As of now, our salary data is complete from October 2000 forward, or eight full years worth.
Today's release includes an additional year of salaries from October 1, 2000 to September 30, 2001 in the Senate, as well as three quarters of House data from October 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001.
Our next salary data launch is slated for roughly two months from now, after fourth quarter 2008 House salary data is released. Since the Senate releases data in six-month increments, there will be no comparable release of new Senate data for another quarter after that. At this time, we do not anticipate adding any more historical data but we certainly will consider it if the data becomes more easily accessible.