We’ve just gotten the following document, which gives us the latest on the Senate’s plan to post official Senate expenses... View ArticleContinue reading
House Members, Committees and Offices Spend $1.36 Billion in 2010
In 2010, members, committees and other offices of the U.S. House of Representatives spent more than $1.36 billion on salaries, benefits, office equipment, travel, consultants and other expenses. Of that, the largest expense--about $1 billion--was for salaries and benefits, followed by spending on rent and communication costs, technology and related maintenance costs.
Nine of the ten biggest spenders were Democrats, including former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former members Dana Titus, D-Nev., Scott Murphy, D-N.Y., and Mary Jo Kilroy, D-Ohio. Half of the top ten spenders were from California.
Lawmakers do not pay out of their member ...
More Transparency for Official Expenses in the House
Yesterday, Rep. Gary Peters introduced a bill that would require reports on House Members’ expenditures to be posted on House.gov.... View ArticleContinue reading
Sunlight Creates Database of Members’ Expenditures
We’ve put up a new database. On Monday, the House published their Statements of Disbursements online for the first time,... View ArticleContinue reading