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Tennessee

Tennessee: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


 

Name Party Increase Decrease Net Spending Agenda # of Increase # of Decrease
Alexander, Lamar R $9,914 ($167,982) ($158,068) 18 7
Corker, Bob R $953 ($30,951) ($29,998) 2 4
Average   $5,434 ($99,467) ($94,033) 10 6
             
Black, Diane R $3,158 ($195,478) ($192,320) 10 17
Blackburn, Marsha R $23,575 ($232,879) ($209,304) 25 23
Cohen, Steve D $1,457,560 ($28,729) $1,428,831 119 11
Cooper, Jim D $18,551 ($2,914) $15,637 20 3
DesJarlais, Scott R $3,918 ($113,447) ($109,529) 14 11
Duncan, John R $14,395 ($92,440) ($78,045) 13 12
Fincher, Stephen R $4,065 ($72,174) ($68,109) 18 9
Fleischman, Charles R $2,792 ($67,668) ($64,876) 12 10
Roe, David R $18,930 ($158,577) ($139,647) 23 20
Average   $171,883 ($107,145) $64,738 28 13

 

  • Among the states and territories, 31 House delegations supported legislative agendas that would, on net, increase federal spending, including Tennessee’s.
  • Congressman Steve Cohen supported legislation that would, on net, increase spending by about $1.4 trillion, the 4th highest net spending agenda of any Representative in the House.

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
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703-683-5700, fax: 703-683-5722, e-mail: ntuf@ntu.org
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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.