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Rhode Island

Rhode Island: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


 

Name Party Increase Decrease Net Spending Agenda # of Increase # of Decrease
Reed, John D $35,636 ($8,061) $27,575 45 3
Whitehouse, Sheldon D $53,318 ($8,340) $44,978 47 7
Average   $44,477 ($8,201) $36,277 46 5
             
Cicilline, David D $130,655 ($16,149) $114,506 96 6
Langevin, James D $108,738 ($7,333) $101,405 58 3
Average   $119,697 ($11,741) $107,956 77 5

 

  • Rhode Island’s two House Representatives sponsored 154 bills that would increase spending, and 9 bills that would decrease spending.
  • Among all the states and territories, Rhode Island’s House delegation had the 17th largest average net spending agenda: $107.9 billion.
  • Rhode Island’s Senate delegation sponsored legislation that would, on average, increase net federal spending by $36.3 billion, the 3rd highest average among the other Senate delegations.

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.