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Missouri

Missouri: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


 

Name Party Increase Decrease Net Spending Agenda # of Increase # of Decrease
Blunt, Roy R $9,310 ($172,666) ($163,356) 25 10
McCaskill, Claire D $7,094 ($2,974) $4,120 18 4
Average   $8,202 ($87,820) ($79,618) 22 7
             
Clay, William D $1,418,090 ($28,728) $1,389,362 90 11
Cleaver, Emanuel D $77,909 ($6,240) $71,669 47 1
Graves, Sam R $13,365 ($25,022) ($11,657) 16 6
Hartzler, Vicky R $6,282 ($131,654) ($125,372) 20 23
Long, Billy R $17,603 ($114,928) ($97,325) 22 15
Luetkemeyer, Blaine R $7,165 ($67,533) ($60,368) 20 7
Smith, Jason R $3,777 ($83,382) ($79,605) 12 4
Wagner, Ann R $5,553 ($87,537) ($81,984) 16 11
Average   $193,718 ($68,128) $125,590 30 10

 

  • Missouri’s House delegation sponsored, on average, more than $125 billion in increased federal spending. This was the 18th largest average spending agenda among all state delegations in the House.
  • All but three members of Missouri’s Congressional delegation sponsored legislation that would reduce net federal spending.
  • Missouri’s Senate delegation, on average, decreased spending by more than $79 billion, the 16th largest average net spending decrease in the Senate.
  • Missouri’s highest legislative spending agenda, sponsored by Congressman William Clay, was more than $1.389 trillion.

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.