If Moran really wants to help current and future members of Congress, he'll skip the per diem and give them some advice: Do more.
Not surprisingly, the per diem proposal has been a flop since Moran floated it a few weeks ago.
Latin, literally "by the day," from per (see per) + diem, accusative singular of dies "day" (see diurnal). As a noun from 1809.
A Latin phrase meaning “by the day.” Traveling sales reps or government workers often are paid a per diem, meaning an allowance out of which to cover daily expenses while traveling.