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Maryland: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


 

Name Party Increases Decreases Net Spending Agenda # of Increases # of Decreases
Cardin, Benjamin D $12,710 ($1) $12,709 30 1
Mikulski, Barbara D $36,578 ($4,141) $32,437 29 3
Average   $24,644 ($2,071) $22,573 30 2
             
Cummings, Elijah D $1,383,047 ($6,243) $1,376,804 75 2
Delaney, John D $31,256 ($10,680) $20,576 24 7
Edwards, Donna D $1,370,828 ($24,301) $1,346,527 70 4
Harris, Andy R $2,750 ($92,622) ($89,872) 14 15
Hoyer, Steny D $48,054 $0 $48,054 15 0
Ruppersberger, C.A. Dutch D $42,071 ($6,243) $35,828 27 2
Sarbanes, John D $45,776 ($14,298) $31,478 22 2
Van Hollen, Chris D $68,368 ($3) $68,365 48 1
Average   $374,019 ($19,299) $354,720 37 4

 

  • Maryland’s House delegation sponsored an average of $354 billion in spending increases, the 3rd largest average agenda among all states.
  • Representatives Elijah Cummings and Donna Edwards each sponsored legislation that would increase federal spending by more than $1.3 trillion, and had the 13th and 16th largest spending agendas in Congress, respectively.
  • Maryland’s Senators proposed, on average, more than $22 billion in spending increases, the 10th largest average spending agenda in the Senate.
  • Senator Barbara Mikulski supported over $32 billion in net spending increases, giving her the 11th largest spending agenda in the Senate.

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.