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Minnesota: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


 

Name Party Increases Decreases Net Spending Agenda # of Increases # of Decreases
Franken, Alan D $42,699 ($8,061) $34,638 63 3
Klobuchar, Amy D $21,583 ($8,158) $13,425 50 6
Average   $32,141 ($8,110) $24,032 57 5
             
Bachmann, Michele R $9,304 ($109,544) ($100,240) 20 11
Ellison, Keith D $1,454,911 ($28,742) $1,426,169 135 13
Kline, John R $3,690 ($97,986) ($94,296) 22 15
McCollum, Betty D $1,252,348 ($17,330) $1,235,018 84 3
Nolan, Richard D $1,204,772 ($8,088) $1,196,684 30 4
Paulsen, Erik R $1,776 ($7,996) ($6,220) 13 6
Peterson, Collin D $9,650 ($151) $9,499 29 3
Walz, Timothy D $39,366 ($6,266) $33,100 38 3
Average   $496,977 ($34,513) $462,464 46 7

 

  • With an average agenda of $462 billion per Representative, Minnesota’s House delegation had the 3rd largest average net spending agenda among all state delegations in the House.
  • Representative Keith Ellison sponsored legislation that would increase federal spending by over $1.4 trillion, the 5th largest proposed increase in Congress.
  • The Minnesota Senate delegation proposed a total net spending agenda of over $48 billion, the 5th largest net spending agenda in the Senate.
  • Senator Alan Franken supported net spending increases of nearly $35 billion, the 9th largest spending agenda among all Senators.

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.