CQ Roll Call Unveils the 50 Richest Members of Congress

Screen Shot 2014-09-08 at 13.10.43With Congress back in session, CQ Roll Call has unveiled its 24th annual list of the 50 Richest Members of Congress. The list is based on financial disclosure forms from every member of Congress, including delegates. For the first time this year, Roll Call has published the complete list of Representatives, Senators, and Delegates that filed a financial disclosure form.

At the top of the list this year and last is Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) with a net worth of more than $350 million. Rounding out the Top 10 is Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Rep. John Delaney (D-MD), Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA).

At the bottom of the Top 50 is Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) with a net worth of $7.47 million. Roll Call’s Top 50 includes 30 Republicans and 20 Democrats, 35 House and 15 Senate members, and 41 men and 9 women.

“What we try to do is pull all of that information into one place, distill it down, and provide an interactive project that I think is of real value,” said editor-in-chief Christina Bellantoni of the six week, all hands on deck, project that is the 50 Richest. “People can understand what types of investments their members of Congress have, whether they own a lot of property, whether they’re making money or losing money on the stock market. All of these things help inform how your government is working.”