Maine: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


Name Party Increases Decreases Net Spending Agenda # of Increases # of Decreases
Collins, Susan R $15,455 ($95,465) ($80,010) 43 5
King, Angus I $9,710 ($8,423) $1,287 23 4
Average   $12,583 ($51,944) ($39,362) 33 5
Michaud, Michael D $77,913 ($14,314) $63,599 83 5
Pingree, Chellie D $1,262,251 ($17) $1,262,234 63 2
Average   $670,082 ($7,166) $662,917 73 4
  • Maine’s House delegation proposed $1.3 trillion in net spending increases, the 13th largest net spending increase among all states in the House of Representatives.
  • In the House, Maine had an average net spending agenda of over $660 billion, the 2nd largest among all House delegations.
  • Representative Chellie Pingree supported the 32nd largest spending agenda in congress. If enacted, his legislation would increase spending by more than $1.2 trillion. 
  • Maine’s Senate delegation had the 29th smallest net spending agenda and proposed more than $78 billion in net savings.

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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