Timelines
Congress Cannot Grant Itself a Raise

  • 1789
    Congress Sends Amendments To States

  • 1873
    Ohio Ratifies Amendment

  • 1921
    Supreme Court Implies Congress Can Set Time Limit For Ratification

  • 1939
    Unless Congress Sets Deadline, Proposed Amendment Is Still Valid

  • 1992
    Michigan Legislature Ratifies 27th Amendment

  • 1994
    Automatic Cost-Of-Living Increases Do Not Violate 27th Amendment

  • 1997
    Legislative Immunity Is Not Compensation

  • 2001
    Congressman Cannot Challenge Automatic Pay Increases As Unconstitutional