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Largest Savings and Spending Agendas in the Senate

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This is another in a series of posts that looks at data from NTUF's recently released BillTally report for the 1st Session of the 112th Congress.

The tables below highllight those Senators who have the ten largest savings and spending agendas.  Each Senator is linked to his BillTally report so that you can examine the cost estimates for each piece of legislation that the Senator sponsored or cosponsored that was included in the study.

Again, if you're not familiar with BillTally, here's a little background:  Since 1991, NTUF has computed the legislative spending agendas of Members of Congress by analyzing the costs – and savings – of the bills that they sponsor and cosponsor as part of our BillTally research project.  BillTally is the only comprehensive look at the potential cost to taxpayers of what Members want to spend on a Member-by-Member basis. 

If you're curious about what proposals your Members of Congress have made, you can search detailed reports for each Member of Congress here.

 

Ten Largest Net Savings Agendas (Senate)
112th Congress, First Session
SenatorState
Net Spending Agenda (Millions $)
# of Increase bills
# of Decrease Bills
Paul, RandKY($515,716)116
Coburn, ThomasOK($358,048)231
Hatch, OrrinUT($327,386)412
DeMint, JimSC($318,890)116
Shelby, RichardAL($305,556)310
Cornyn, JohnTX($294,910)916
Johanns, MikeNE($286,534)1121
Risch, JamesID($286,268)517
Johnson, RonWI($284,719)111
Lee, MikeUT($284,687)214

Source: NTUF BillTally, 112th Congress

 

 

Ten Largest Net Spending Agendas (Senate)
112th Congress, First Session
SenatorState
Net Spending Agenda (Millions $)
# of Increase bills
# of Decrease Bills
Sanders, BernardVT$1,037,756465
Lautenberg, FrankNJ$155,884575
Blumenthal, RichardCT$153,801607
Begich, MarkAK$150,609526
Harkin, ThomasIA$148,289353
Reed, JackRI$140,378263
Reid, HarryNV$54,383151
Durbin, RichardIL$27,083395
Leahy, PatrickVT$26,116505
Menendez, RobertNJ$24,227532

Source: NTUF BillTally, 112th Congress