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Largest Savings and Spending Agendas in the House

May 22, 2012

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 Members of the House who have the ten largest savings and spending agendas.  Each Member is linked to his or her BillTally report so that you can examine the cost estimates for each piece of legislation that the Member 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 (House)
112th Congress, First Session
Representative State
Net Spending Agenda (Millions $)
# of Increase bills
# of Decrease Bills
Franks, Trent AZ ($428,723) 12 28
Chaffetz, Jason UT ($428,686) 8 37
Duncan, Jeff SC ($414,434) 14 34
Long, Billy MO ($408,047) 10 27
Westmoreland, Lynn GA ($395,370) 13 27
Pompeo, Mike KS ($392,005) 12 19
Guinta, Frank NH ($374,391) 5 14
Gingrey, John GA ($373,153) 9 30
Flake, Jeff AZ ($367,449) 6 19
Graves, Tom GA ($347,840) 4 12

Source: NTUF BillTally, 112th Congress



Ten Largest Net Spending Agendas (House)
112th Congress, First Session
Representative State
Net Spending Agenda (Millions $)
# of Increase bills
# of Decrease Bills
Conyers, John MI $1,456,922 96 5
Filner, Bob CA $1,426,191 114 3
Lee, Barbara CA $1,406,716 97 3
Jackson, Jesse IL $1,395,562 99 4
Grijalva, Raul AZ $1,390,115 130 4
Woolsey, Lynn CA $1,370,172 79 4
Norton, Eleanor DC $1,365,049 108 3
Stark, Pete CA $1,361,073 95 4
Payne, Donald NJ $1,350,795 72 1
Olver, John MA $1,349,750 46 0

Source: NTUF BillTally, 112th Congress


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