05 March 2012

Get Elected To Congress, Get Rich

Funny how that happens...

Houston Chronicle: Many Texas congressional leaders got richer during the recession
Even in a flailing economy, many Texans in Congress have seen their personal net worth swell - and 17 of the state's 34 representatives on Capitol Hill have emerged from the recession with money in the millions.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a Democrat representing a downtown Houston district, boosted her estimated net worth over the four years from $175,505 to $935,005, with investments shifting from insurance to commercial banking.

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