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Mississippi

Mississippi: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


 

Name Party Increase Decrease Net Spending Agenda # of Increase # of Decrease
Cochran, Thad R $2,864 ($101,069) ($98,205) 15 8
Wicker, Roger R $4,240 ($169,911) ($165,671) 20 10
Average   $3,552 ($135,490) ($131,938) 18 9
             
Harper, Gregg R $6,639 ($122,903) ($116,264) 24 12
Nunnelee, Alan R $6,543 ($71,526) ($64,983) 16 12
Palazzo, Steven R $5,681 ($126,181) ($120,500) 20 15
Thompson, Bennie D $76,363 ($6,253) $70,110 53 2
Average   $23,807 ($81,716) ($57,909) 28 10

 

  • All but one member from Mississippi’s delegation sponsored legislation that would decrease federal spending.
  • The average U.S. House member sponsored legislation that would increase federal spending by almost $145 billion. Each of Mississippi’s Representatives supported smaller than average spending agendas.
  • The average U.S. Senator sponsored a legislative agenda that would reduce federal spending by $53 billion. Both of Mississippi’s Senators supported agendas smaller than the Chamber’s average.
  • Senator Wicker sponsored legislation that would save $165.7 billion, making his the 17th smallest 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.