President Clinton today signed legislation doubling the next president's salary to $400,000 and giving members of Congress raises of $4,600 or more.
The measure also gives raises in January to the vice president, Cabinet secretaries and 1,300 other top-level executive branch officials. By law, they get the same cost-of-living increases as members of Congress.
The raises -- plus a 4.8 percent increase in civil servants' salaries -- were part of a $28 billion measure that finances the Treasury Department and other agencies for the fiscal year starting Friday.
The 3.4 percent boost raises the pay of most members of Congress to $141,300.