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Washington: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


 

Name Party Increase Decrease Net Spending Agenda # of Increases # of Decreases
Cantwell, Maria D $4,199 ($14) $4,185 19 1
Murray, Patty D $47,623 ($4,155) $43,468 46 4
Average   $25,911 ($2,085) $23,827 33 3
             
DelBene, Suzan D $57,569 ($6,382) $51,187 34 4
Hastings, Doc R $52 ($64,175) ($64,123) 7 9
Heck, Denny D $55,302 ($3) $55,299 25 1
Herrera Beutler, Jaime R $607 ($1,341) ($734) 7 5
Kilmer, Derek D $43,891 ($1,824) $42,067 37 2
Larsen, Rick D $58,796 ($6,240) $52,556 35 1
McDermott, Jim D $1,434,554 ($36,789) $1,397,765 68 13
McMorris Rodgers, Cathy R $13,423 ($61) $13,362 11 3
Reichert, David R $3,731 ($8,683) ($4,952) 10 8
Smith, Adam D $71,998 ($27,240) $44,758 20 2
Average   $173,992 ($15,274) $158,719 25 5

 

  • Washington’s House delegation supported, on average, $159 billion in net spending increases, the 12th highest average among all other states’ delegations in that chamber.
  • Representative Jim McDermott sponsored legislation that would, on net, increase federal spending by about $1.4 trillion, the 7th largest agenda in the House.
  • The average U.S. Senator across all states sponsored legislation that would, on net, reduce federal spending by $53 billion. The delegation from Washington supported agendas that averaged $24 billion in net budgetary increases, the 9th highest average in the Senate.

 

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
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.