Rich Legislators Are Doing Fine This Year
Roll Call releases its annual 50 Richest Members of Congress list
Timed during their vacation schedule, Roll Call has released its annual list of the 50 Richest Members of Congress. Short version: our legislators seem to be doing well this year--it takes about $6 million to be named to the list, up slightly from last year. Surprisingly, at least to us, the richest two members of Congress don't have household names: the richest was Rep. Michael McCaul (pictured above), estimated by Roll Call's methods at $294 million. Darrell Issa is a close second, followed by wind-surfing stalwart John Kerry, who's been a staple on the list for more than a decade. Out of even more familiar D.C. powerbrokers, we noticed that Nancy Pelosi ($35.2 million), Mitch McConnell ($9.84 million) and John McCain ($10 million) are also doing just fine.