Congressional net worth more than doubles since 1984

The net wealth of members of the U.S. House of Representatives has increased over the years, with net worth in 2009 more than double that of 1984, but American family wealth has been stagnant. While Republicans are somewhat wealthier than their Democratic counterparts, the gap between them two has narrowed considerably. Read related article.

Congressional net worth more than doubles since 1984
Sources: Center for Responsive Politics; Census Bureau; DW-Nominate database on Voteview.com; staff research. By Dan Keating, Peter Whoriskey and Pam Tobey/The Washington Post. Published on December 26, 2011, 4:58 p.m.
 
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