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Connecticut

Connecticut: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


 

Name Party Increases Decreases Net Spending Agenda # of Increases # of Decreases
Blumenthal, Richard D $11,416 ($8,144) $3,272 54 4
Murphy, Christopher D $32,988 ($2) $32,986 37 1
Average   $22,202 ($4,073) $18,129 46 3
             
Courtney, Joe D $78,514 ($6,292) $72,222 55 5
DeLauro, Rosa D $113,243 ($7,330) $105,913 65 2
Esty, Elizabeth D $84,267 ($7,365) $76,902 44 5
Himes, James D $68,163 ($6,240) $61,923 45 1
Larson, John D $103,811 ($6,240) $97,571 57 1
Average   $89,600 ($6,693) $82,906 53 3

 

  • Among the states and territories, Connecticut’s House delegation had the 19th largest average net spending agenda: $82.9 billion.
  • Every member of Connecticut’s House delegation had a positive net spending agenda.
  • In the House of Representatives, 68 members proposed net spending over $100 billion; one was from Connecticut.
  • Connecticut’s Senate delegation proposed $18.1 billion in net spending on average, the 9th highest in that chamber.

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.

Resources:

National Taxpayers Union Foundation
108 North Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-683-5700, fax: 703-683-5722, e-mail: ntuf@ntu.org
www.ntu.org/ntuf
This report should not be construed as an attempt to aid or hinder the passage of any bill before Congress or as reflecting on a Member’s fitness to serve.