That would be a rather boring story, but true. The salaries can’t be touched because of the 27th amendment.
If that is the case, then then the "No Budget No Pay" provision the Republicans in the House passed is unconstitutional, isn't it?
Funny, Boehner and Ryan are crowing about that one. Furloughs of the Defense Dept, FBI agents, Air Traffic Controllers, nurses, etc? Not so much. They just don't care.
The salaries of Federal employees cannot be reduced by law either, but Sequestration takes their money anyway under the furloughs. Congress should all be subject to the same pay cuts they are mandating for Federal workers. I appreciate the "not to my satisfaction" complaint you have. Most of life is not to my satisfaction either. However, read that article in the Washington Post again.
It is clear to me that Congressional pay was fenced off from Sequestration because if they included their own pay being cut it never would have passed.
The Republicans cannot argue with a straight face that this is a violation of the 27th Amendment, but then brag about "No Budget No Pay."
They are worse than hypocrites in this matter.