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West Virginia

West Virginia: Legislative Spending Agendas
113th Congress, First Session


 

Name Party Increase Decrease Net Spending Agenda # of Increases # of Decreases
Manchin, Joe D $6,898 ($284) $6,614 16 2
Rockefeller, John D $26,583 ($8,059) $18,524 36 2
Average   $16,741 ($4,172) $12,569 26 2
             
Capito, Shelley R $6,387 ($68,898) ($62,511) 26 8
McKinley, David R $24,270 ($96,402) ($72,132) 26 15
Rahall, Nick D $40,875 ($6,255) $34,620 42 3
Average   $23,844 ($57,185) ($33,341) 31 9

 

  • The average U.S. Representative supported legislation that would, on net, increase federal spending by $145 billion. Across the West Virginia House delegation, the average net agenda would have cut spending by $33 billion.
  • In the Senate, the average net spending agenda would have decreased spending by $53 billion. West Virginia’s Senators sponsored agendas averaging $13 billion in net budget increases.
  • West Virginia’s Senate delegation had the 17th highest average spending agenda among all states in that chamber.

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.