The allowance given to Congressmen has been in effect for some time now during administrations dominated by Republicans and Democrats alike.
It has actually gone up the past couple of years. It’s gone from the $1.4M and is now at $1.25M. I don’t have a problem with the electorate complaining about the cost of Congressional members expenses. It forces them the realize they don;t have a blank check in which to perform their duties.
She herself can pay her staff more is she chooses or she can herself cut down on staff. That is totally in her hands. She doesn’t need to have the MRA raised by Congress to do either of those things, but it will make a convenient excuse for her when she doesn’t actually do any of those things.