Alaska: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


Name Party Increases Decreases Net Spending Agenda # of Increases # of Decreases
Begich, Mark D $31,252 ($2,011) $29,241 76 4
Murkowski, Lisa R $16,090 ($31,640) ($15,550) 34 8
Average   $23,671 ($16,826) $6,846 55 6
Young, Don R $34,965 ($19,463) $15,502 34 7


  • The Alaska Senate delegation proposed $6.8 billion in net spending increases on average, the 20th highest in that chamber.
  • Senator Begich proposed $29.2 billion in spending increases, while Senator Murkowski proposed $16 billion in spending increases, which were more than offset by $31.6 billion in spending reductions.

The full report contains lots of other data points, including the cost of all bills introduced in each Chamber and a look at fiscally-related member caucuses such as the Tea Party Caucus.


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