New Hampshire

New Hampshire: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


Name Party Increase Decrease Net Spending Agenda # of Increase # of Decrease
Ayotte, Kelly R $15,949 ($166,374) ($150,425) 21 21
Shaheen, Jeanne D $10,943 ($8,125) $2,818 33 5
Average   $13,446 ($87,250) ($73,804) 27 13
Kuster, Ann D $55,188 ($18,768) $36,420 46 14
Shea-Porter, Carol D $135,604 ($14,329) $121,275 102 6
Average   $95,396 ($16,549) $78,848 74 10


  • Both of New Hampshire’s House delegates sponsored legislation that, on average, would increase federal spending, but both were below the average House spending agenda of $145 billion.
  • New Hampshire’s Senator’s, on average, sponsored more than $73 billion in spending cuts. This was the 21st smallest average spending agenda among Senate delegations.
  • The average U.S. Senator sponsored about $53 billion in spending cuts; Senator Ayotte’s spending agenda was nearly three times smaller.

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.


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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.