Senator Boxer: Limiting Payments for Defense Contractors
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Today the Senate passed my Commonsense Defense Contractor Compensation amendment, which would ensure that no defense contractor can make a bigger taxpayer-funded salary than the President of the United States, who is Commander in Chief. To read more about this legislation, please click here.
Currently defense contractors can charge taxpayers almost $700,000 for the salaries of their top five employees, but their other employees can and do earn even larger taxpayer-funded amounts.
Taxpayers should not be on the hook for exorbitant government contractor salaries. Count on me to keep working to ensure that this commonsense policy is signed into law.
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer