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Monday, October 8, 2012

Assessing the wealth of Congress

Posted By on Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 9:42 AM

$3 MILLION MAN: Sen. John Boozman.
  • $3 MILLION MAN: Sen. John Boozman.

$3 MILLION MAN: Sen. John Boozman.
  • $3 MILLION MAN: Sen. John Boozman.
The Washington Post rolled out the results of a giant examination of the finances of members of Congress over the weekend. The lead news is that 73 members of Congress had sponsored legislation that could benefit businesses in which they or their families had invested.

Also of use in the project is a spot on the page I've linked at which you can look up financial details of every member of Congress. Sen. John Boozman is pegged as the wealthiest of the six Arkies, at $3.4 million in wealth. (If you go to the Boozman link you'll notice on the side of the page quick links to all the other Arkansans.)

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