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Massachusetts

Massachusetts: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


 

Name Party Increases Decreases Net Spending Agenda # of Increases # of Decreases
Warren, Elizabeth D $28,233 ($1) $28,232 45 1
             
Capuano, Michael D $1,231,259 ($6,252) $1,225,007 43 2
Clark, Katherine D $54,683 $0 $54,683 16 0
Keating, William D $117,668 ($16,260) $101,408 67 5
Kennedy, Joseph D $71,416 ($3) $71,413 29 1
Lynch, Stephen D $53,036 ($6,269) $46,767 31 4
McGovern, James D $1,303,938 ($17,350) $1,286,588 113 4
Neal, Richard D $47,594 ($6,240) $41,354 28 1
Tierney, John D $96,863 ($16,254) $80,609 58 3
Tsongas, Niki D $88,996 ($20) $88,976 47 3
Average   $340,606 ($7,628) $332,978 48 3

 

  • Massachusetts’ House delegation proposed just under $3 trillion in total spending.
  • With an average net spending agenda of nearly $333 billion, Massachusetts’ House delegation had the 6th highest average spending agenda in the lower chamber.
  • Representative James McGovern supported legislation that would increase federal spending by almost $1.3 trillion. This made Rep. McGovern’s spending agenda the 23rd largest in all of Congress.
  • The Senate delegation from Massachusetts (consisting simply of Senator Warren because Senator Markey is newly elected) proposed over $28 billion dollars in total spending. Senator Warren supported the 13th 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.