"No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened."
- 27th Amendment of the United States Constitution
This amendment prevented Congress (Senators and Representatives) from giving themselves a higher pay or raise, if they did want to increase the pay it would have to wait until the New Congress convened. This was proposed by James Madison in 1789, after about 200 the amendment finally took affect, specifically in 1992.
The first piece of media is a comic, it relates to the amendment because it illustrates a Congressman with a briefcase full of his raise money, while a man in the background stands against the wall needing a "bailout."