Friday, August 19, 2011

Risch 16th Wealthiest in Congress

Posted By on Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Roll Call, the "newspaper of Capitol Hill," is out with its annual 50 Richest Members of Congress list. Idaho junior Sen. Jim Risch once again made the list, ranked No. 16.

According to Roll Call, Risch's assets total $20.1 million, with $320,000 in liabilities. His net worth, $19.78 million, was up $90,000 from a year ago. No other Idaho congressman made the Top 50 list.

According to Roll Call, the richest in Congress are Republican Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas ($294.21 million), Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California ($220.4 million), Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts ($193.07 million), Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia ($81.63 million) and Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia ($76.3 million).

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