Financial Disclosures

 

Congressional Office Budgets, Pay and Benefits

When my colleagues and I in the House were sent to Washington in 2011, we were serious about our commitment to reduce spending in Washington and to hold elected officials more accountable to the people they represent. In an effort to lead by example, the House voted to cut office budgets by 5 percent for 2011 and by 6.4 percent in 2012. Families and business across the country were tightening their belts, doing more with less, and we felt their representatives in Congress should do the same.

To view a summary of actual spending for my office in 2011 for the first session of the 112th Congress, click here.

As you will see, our budget for 2011 was $1,417,921. Of that, we spent $1,335,208, returning a surplus of funds in the amount of $82,713.

For comparison, below is an outline of spending for the U.S. Congressional Third District office over the past three years:

 

2009

2010

2011

 

Member’s Representational Allowance (MRA)

 

1,456,487

 

1,492,549

 

1,417,921

 

Expenditures

 

1,376,189

 

1,419,306

 

1,335,208

 

Surplus

 

80,298

 

73,243

 

82,713

 

To view a monthly estimate for spending in January, 2012, click here.

To view a monthly estimate for spending in February, 2012, click here.

To view a monthly estimate for spending in March, 2012, click here.

To veiw a monthly estimate for spending in April, 2012, click here.

To veiw a monthly estimate for spending in May, 2012, click here.

To veiw a monthly estimate for spending in June, 2012, click here.

To view a monthly estimate for spending in August, 2012, click here.

To view a monthy estimate for spending in September, 2012, click here.

To view a monthy estimate for spending in October, 2012, click here.

To view a monthly estimate for spending in December, 2012, click here.

To view my expense report for calendar year 2012, click here.

To view a monthly estimate for spending in January, 2013, click here.

To view a monthly estimate for spending in February, 2013, click here.

To view a month estimate for spending in March, 2013, click here.

To view a month estimate for spending in April, 2013, click here.

To view a month estimate for spending in May, 2013, click here.

To view a month estimate for spending in June, 2013, click here.

To view a month estimate for spending in July, 2013, click here.

To view a month estimate for spending in August, 2013, click here.

To view a month estimate for spending in October, 2013, click here.

To view a month estimate for spending in November, 2013, click here.

To view a month estimate for spending in January, 2014, click here.

To view a month estimate for spending in February, 2014, click here.

Personal Financial Disclosure

My personal financial disclosure is now available on the Internet through the Clerk’s Financial Disclosure Reports Database .

Every Member of the U.S. House of Representatives is required to file a Financial Disclosure Statement covering the following categories:

  • earned income (e.g., salaries and fees)
  • donations made by others to charities in lieu of paying a Representative for a speech, appearance, or article
  • “unearned” income
  • assets purchased, sold, or exchanged
  • liabilities
  • gifts received
  • travel reimbursements
  • positions held by the Representative
  • agreements with outside entities

Travel Expense Reimbursements

Every Member of the House of Representatives is required to file reports which detail travel-related expenses reimbursed by non­government sources and charitable contributions made in lieu of honoraria (a payment for services that do not have a set fee). These reports are available through the Gift and Travel Filings page maintained by the Clerk of the House.

Office Expenses

Every three months, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House publishes the “Statement of Disbursements” — the official report of the receipts and expenditures of every office of the House of Representatives. The full text of this report is now available.