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Friday, October 21, 2016
Congress, a proving ground for corporate board members
It looks that way as 64 one-time lawmakers who sat on boards in 2015 made an average of $357,182, twice what they earned when we paid their salaries. Since 1992, 44 percent of senators and 11 percent of representatives who’ve departed Capitol Hill have ended up in boardrooms. Do most board members work full time for the company? I don't think so.