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Pennsylvania: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


 

Name Party Increase Decrease Net Spending Agenda # of Increase # of Decrease
Casey, Robert D $25,716 ($83) $25,633 43 1
Toomey, Patrick R $7 ($146,536) ($146,529) 5 7
Average   $12,862 ($73,310) ($60,448) 24 4
             
Barletta, Lou R $8,412 ($68,790) ($60,378) 26 5
Brady, Robert D $1,290,099 ($27,388) $1,262,711 52 3
Cartwright, Matthew D $126,875 ($14,310) $112,565 109 5
Dent, Charles R $1,133 ($20) $1,113 12 2
Doyle, Michael D $1,224,381 ($6,248) $1,218,133 34 2
Fattah, Chaka D $1,233,541 ($6,240) $1,227,301 45 1
Fitzpatrick, Michael R $14,443 ($38,779) ($24,336) 26 9
Gerlach, Jim R $14,860 ($11,996) $2,864 23 8
Kelly, Mike R $4,223 ($74,608) ($70,385) 17 10
Marino, Tom R $21,722 ($71,023) ($49,301) 23 7
Meehan, Patrick R $14,234 ($20) $14,214 20 2
Murphy, Tim R $25,912 ($65,182) ($39,270) 14 3
Perry, Scott R $8,537 ($81,213) ($72,676) 14 11
Pitts, Joseph R $14,129 ($29,779) ($15,650) 5 7
Rothfus, Keith R $3,899 ($70,106) ($66,207) 16 11
Schwartz, Allyson D $76,003 ($6,268) $69,735 45 4
Shuster, Bill R $14,604 ($68,740) ($54,136) 11 7
Thompson, Glenn R $14,946 ($80,815) ($65,869) 22 12
Average   $228,442 ($40,085) $188,357 29 6

 

  • Among the states and territories, Pennsylvania’s House delegation had the 11th largest average net spending increase agenda: $188.4 billion.
  • In the House, 68 Representatives sponsored agendas totaling more than $100 billion in net increases; 4 of them were from Pennsylvania’s delegation.
  • Senator Patrick Toomey sponsored $7 million in spending increases, the 2nd smallest amount of increases sponsored by any Senator.
  • The average U.S. Senator supported legislation that would reduce federal spending by $53 billion. Pennsylvania’s Senate delegation sponsored, on average, $60 billion in reductions.

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.