Local Delegation's Finances in 1997
Washington area lawmakers joined their colleagues in filing required financial disclosure statements, except for Sen. John W. Warner, who received a 90-day extension from the Senate Committee on Ethics. Among the financial data revealed for the local lawmakers:
Sen. Charles S. Robb (D-Va.)
Reported personal assets of between $700,000 and $1.68 million, with much of that wealth representing land and bank investments with his wife, Lynda Johnson Robb, in Texas. He did not receive any reimbursement for travel that was required to be reported.
Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes (D-Md.)
Reported assets of at least $167,000, including his home. He was reimbursed for eight trips for conferences and other activities, including a three-day trip to Greece for the dedication of the Holocaust Memorial in Salonika and a trip to Germany for a conference on U.S.-Russian relations.
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.)
Book royalties and advances on a book and movie brought Mikulski almost $30,000 in earned income last year, including an option to make a television movie based on the book "Capitol Offense." She reported assets of at least $156,000.
Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.)
A lawyer who worked at PRC Inc. before becoming Fairfax County board chairman and then winning election to Congress, Davis reported assets of at least $561,000 and a mortgage liability of at least $100,000. He was reimbursed for four trips, including by the Aspen Institute for a trip to Palm Beach and the American Bar Association for a trip to San Francisco.
Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.)
A former Alexandria mayor, he reported assets of at least $100,000 in Virginia rental property and liabilities of at least $145,000, including the mortgage on the property. He was reimbursed by the Aspen Institute for travel to Hawaii and by the Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation for travel to Egypt, Israel, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar and Syria.
Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.)
Reported at least $167,000 in assets. He was reimbursed for travel to Bled, Slovenia, last October by the International Foundation, for National Prayer Breakfast meetings. He was a conference speaker.
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.)
Reported assets of at least $291,000 and outside income of $6,938 for teaching a seminar at the Georgetown University Law Center during the 1997-98 academic year. On leave from the school as a law professor, Norton had permission from the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct to be paid for the seminar.
Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.)
Reported earned income of $6,000 from his law practice for work before 1991 and assets of at least $103,000. He was reimbursed by the Kennedy School of Government for a trip to London.
Rep. Constance A. Morella (R-Md.)
Was reimbursed for five trips, including a trip to Hawaii for an Aspen Institute conference on national security and global environment. She reported at least $800,000 in assets and at least $30,000 in mortgage liabilities.
Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.)
Reported assets of at least $350,000 and liabilities of at least $350,000, in the form of mortgages on properties in Washington and Maryland. He reported no outside income, gifts or travel reimbursements that had to be disclosed.
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