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Kentucky

Kentucky: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


 

Name Party Increases Decreases Net Spending Agenda # of Increases # of Decreases
McConnell, Mitch R $420 ($144,570) ($144,150) 5 6
Paul, Rand R $13 ($317,180) ($317,167) 2 8
Average   $217 ($230,875) ($230,659) 4 7
             
Barr, Andy R $3,657 ($82,838) ($79,181) 20 20
Guthrie, Brett R $13,204 ($69,003) ($55,799) 20 11
Massie, Thomas R $12,954 ($145,180) ($132,226) 10 9
Rogers, Harold R $13,792 ($63,908) ($50,116) 10 2
Whitfield, Ed R $25,928 ($1,884) $24,044 18 5
Yarmuth, John D $1,247,036 ($6,240) $1,240,796 56 1
Average   $219,429 ($61,509) $157,920 22 8

 

  • Among the states and territories, Kentucky’s House delegation had the 14th highest average net spending agenda: $158 billion.
  • In the House, Representative John Yarmuth was one of 57 Representatives to propose increases in spending that totaled more than $1 trillion.
  • On average, Kentucky’s Senators had a net spending agenda that would decrease spending by more than $230 billion, the 2nd largest decrease among any delegation in the Senate.
  • Senator Rand Paul supported legislation that would reduce federal spending by over $317 billion, the most of any Senator.

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.