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October 07, 2012


Getting Richer in Washington

A Washington Post investigation finds that, contrary to many popular perceptions, lawmakers don't get rich by merely being in Congress. Rich people who go to Congress, though, keep getting richer while they're there.

The report also found that "the wealthiest one-third of lawmakers were largely immune from the Great Recession, taking the fewest financial hits and watching their investments quickly recover and rise to new heights. But more than 20 percent of the members of the current Congress -- 121 lawmakers -- appeared to be worse off in 2010 than they had been six years earlier, and 24 saw their reported wealth slide into negative territory."












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