Elaine Luria Lies About Paying Staffers Living Wage

Virginia Democratic Congresswoman Elaine Luria (D-2) has claimed she pays all her staffers a living wage. Facts tell a different story.


Virginia Democratic congresswoman Elaine Luria said every staffer in her office makes a “living wage.” She lied, House disbursement records show.

Luria paid staff assistant Madeleine Gagne $8,311.10 from January through March, the Democrat’s latest expense disclosures show. That pay rate marks a yearly salary of just $33,244.40, which is thousands of dollars less than the $40,362 an adult with no children must earn to make a living wage in Virginia, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s living wage calculator.

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