New study-Congress is getting richer
Wed, 28 Dec 2011 19:44:41 GMT —
The wealth gap between members of congress and their constituents is growing, according to a study by a non-profit research group.
250 members of congress are now millionaires.
This comes as members debate unemployment benefits and cuts in food stamps.
According to opensecrets.org, Representative Sanford Bishop (D-Albany) is estimated to have a net worth ranging between negative $430,000 and 111,000 dollars.
U.S. Representative Austin Scott's net worth is between $1.1 million and $2.4 million.
U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss lands somewhere between $164,000 and $511,000.
And finally U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson ranks highest with a net worth between $6.4 million and $17.5 million dollars.