Bust out your magnifying glass. We're taking an up-close look at 27th Amendment of the US Constitution.
Passed by Congress: 25 September 1789
Ratified: 7 May 1992
No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of representatives shall have intervened.
The most interesting thing about the Twenty-seventh Amendment, by far, is its history. The Twenty-seventh Amendment was one of the original package of twelve passed by the First Congress in 1789. Ten of those twelve gained ratification in 1791; we have known them ever since as the Bill of Rights, the famous Amendments 1-10 of the Constitution. But this amendment waited in limbo for more than 200 years before finally gaining ratification from three-fourths of the states and becoming law. That is a record that surely will never be broken!