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The Spending Proposed by Michigan's Congressional Delegation

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The table below shows the latest BillTally findings on the Michigan delegation from National Taxpayers Union Foundation’s analysis of the 112th Congress. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the net cost of all of the spending and savings bills sponsored or cosponsored by each Member of Congress. We cross-index our database of cost estimates with each bill supported by each Member to calculate their net spending agenda (excluding overlapping/duplicate measures).

 

Net Cost of Legislation Sponsored and Cosponsored by Michigan’s Congressional Delegation in the 112th Congress (Dollar Figures in Millions)

NamePartyIncreasesDecreasesNet Spending Agenda# of Increases# of Decreases
Levin, CarlD$31,271($43,897)($12,626)285
Stabenow, Debbie AnnD$45,358($17,819)$27,5396412
       
Amash, JustinR$38($199,954)($199,916)311
Benishek, DanR$5,909($178,651)($172,742)2616
Camp, DavidR$14,047($182,316)($168,269)915
Clarke, HansenD$1,324,189($15,020)$1,309,169735
Conyers, JohnD$1,825,016($51,219)$1,773,79717012
Dingell, JohnD$77,810($13,731)$64,079404
Huizenga, BillR$323($251,012)($250,689)1723
Kildee, DaleD$187,122($5,047)$182,075844
Levin, SanderD$55,271($12,056)$43,215463
Miller, CandiceR$1,879($175,537)($173,658)3314
Peters, GaryD$85,938($7,093)$78,845579
Rogers, Michael J.R$3,871($44,021)($40,150)1913
Upton, FrederickR$12,649($180,780)($168,131)1516
Walberg, TimothyR$15,767($262,701)($246,934)2236
Note: The links in the names will open a detailed report of that Member’s sponsored bills that had cost estimates.
  • Among the states and territories, Michigan’s House delegation had the 18th largest average net spending agenda: $145 billion. Two members were sponsors of legislation to enact a single-payer, universal health system exclusively administered by the federal government.
  • Each House Democratic Representative from Michigan backed legislation that, overall, would lead to net spending increases.
  • If all of the legislation that Representative Conyers either sponsored or cosponsored during the 112th Congress were passed into law, spending would increase by nearly $1.8 trillion – the most new spending supported by any Member.
  • Each of the Republicans from Michigan were “net cutters”: if the legislation they each had sponsored were enacted into law, spending would decrease. Their net budget cutting agendas ranged from $40 billion to over $250 billion (Rep. Bill Huizenga).
  • Among all House Members, Representative Amash’s agenda included the fewest amount of spending increases ($38 million), more than offset by nearly $200 million in cuts.
  • In the Upper Chamber, Senator Levin was a net cutter: the bills he backed would, on net, cut spending by nearly $13 billion. Senator Stabenow supported 64 increase proposals and 12 proposals to cut spending, for a net agenda of $27.5 billion. The average Democratic Senator supported $39 billion in net increases.

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.

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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.

 


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