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Michigan: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


 

Name Party Increases Decreases Net Spending Agenda # of Increases # of Decreases
Levin, Carl D $11,258 ($3) $11,255 15 2
Stabenow, Debbie D $32,794 ($8,058) $24,736 44 1
Average   $22,026 ($4,031) $17,996 30 2
             
Amash, Justin R $79 ($83,286) ($83,207) 5 7
Benishek, Dan R $19,864 ($94,300) ($74,436) 23 15
Bentivolio, Kerry R $10,467 ($203,863) ($193,396) 18 16
Camp, Dave R $241 ($6,139) ($5,898) 5 6
Conyers, John D $1,480,570 ($37,910) $1,442,660 142 16
Dingell, John D $64,063 ($6,254) $57,809 30 2
Huizenga, Bill R $3,222 ($162,478) ($159,256) 19 20
Kildee, Daniel D $78,077 ($6,243) $71,834 30 2
Levin, Sander D $47,508 ($14,321) $33,187 35 4
Miller, Candice R $1,421 ($69,743) ($68,322) 12 8
Peters, Gary D $59,844 ($6,244) $53,600 41 4
Rogers, Mike J. R $13,130 ($64,414) ($51,284) 6 4
Upton, Fred R $13,310 ($1,279) $12,031 11 3
Walberg, Tim R $16,266 ($142,527) ($126,261) 19 13
Average   $129,147 ($64,214) $64,933 28 9

 

  • Michigan’s House delegation proposed just under $910 billion in total net spending, the 16th largest spending agenda among all states in the House.
  • Representative John Conyers had the 2nd largest net spending agenda in Congress and sponsored legislation that, if passed into law, would increase federal spending by almost $1.5 trillion.  
  • Representatives Amash, Camp, and Huizenga are 3 of just 46 members of the House of Representatives who sponsored more savings bills than spending bills.
  • Michigan’s Senate delegation proposed just under $36 billion in total net spending and supported an average spending agenda of about $18 billion, the 11th largest average net spending agenda in the Senate.
  • Senator Debbie Stabenow, who proposed almost $25 billion in net spending increases, had the 18th largest net 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.