Rep. Stan Parris (R-Va.) has assets worth a minimum of $1.9 million and possibly surpassing $3.4 million, making him the wealthiest member of the House of Representatives from the Washington suburbs, according to House financial documents released this week.
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has assets ranging from about $215,000 to $550,000, including a house in Nantucket and property in Alexandria. And Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) showed assets, including stocks and savings accounts, worth $27,000 to $90,000.
Rep. Michael D. Barnes (D-Md.) listed only one asset -- a family farm worth $50,000 to $100,000. His only listed outside income, excluding honorariums, was the rent, ranging from $100 to $1,000, that he received from the farm.
Barnes received the most in honorariums ($17,375) of all the suburban Washington congressmen, while Hoyer receive none. Wolf received $4,500 in honorariums, and Parris received $5,500.
In addition, Parris had substantial outside income ($118,450 to $287,640) from dividends, interest, the sale of stocks and legal fees. However, Parris listed liabilities ranging from $335,000 to $835,000, mainly loans from various banks and savings and loans.
Members of Congress are required to file financial disclosure forms annually, listing their liabilities and assets, excluding their personal residences. They also must list all sources of income in addition to their $72,600 annual salaries.
The law requires congressmen to give only broad ranges for the values of their holdings, so precise values are impossible to calculate from the disclosure forms.
The wealthiest member of the Virginia or Maryland House delegations was Rep. Norman Sisisky, a former Pepsi-Cola distributor in downstate Virginia.
Sisisky's assets range from a minimum of $2 million to possibly more than $3.3 million. His outside income ranged from $262,000 to $398,500, mainly dividends and interest from stocks and bonds.
Outside income for most area members was dividends and interest. But Rep. Marjorie S. Holt (R-Md.) received $6,000 in fees as a director of the Annapolis Federal Savings and Loan Association.
And Rep. J. French Slaughter (R-Va.) received $5,516 in disability compensation for injuries suffered in World War II.