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Vicky Hartzler
Vicky Hartzler.JPG
U.S. House, Missouri, District 4
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
PredecessorIke Skelton (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$5.29 in 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$2,884,133
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Missouri Women's Council (Chairperson)
2005-2007
Missouri House of Representatives from the 124th District
1995-2001
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri
Master'sCentral Missouri State University
Personal
Date of birthOctober 13, 1960
Place of birthArchie, Missouri
ProfessionTeacher, farm equipment dealer
Net worth(2012) $8,193,511
ReligionEvangelical Christianity
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Vicky Hartzler campaign logo
Vicky Jo Hartzler (b. October 13, 1960, in Archie, MO) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Missouri's 4th Congressional District. Hartzler was first elected to the House in 2010 and is currently serving her third consecutive term.

Hartzler won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.

Hartzler began her political career as a Missouri State Representative in 1994 before leaving in 2001.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Hartzler is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Hartzler was raised on a farm near Archie, Missouri. She attended the University of Missouri, where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in education. She also attended Central Missouri State University, where she graduated with an M.S. in education.[1]

Career

Hartzler taught family and consumer sciences for 11 years in Missouri high schools before becoming involved in politics. She left politics in 2001 but returned at different times to serve as the state spokesperson of the Coalition to Protect Marriage in Missouri in 2004, to serve on the Missouri Women's Council in 2005 and to run for her current House seat, for which she was elected in 2010.[1]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Hartzler served on the following committees:[2]

2011-2012

Hartzler served on the following committees:[3]

  • Armed Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
    • Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
    • Subcommittee on Military Personnel
  • Committee on Agriculture
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
    • Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture

Key Votes

113th Congress

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The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[4] For more information pertaining to Hartzler's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[5]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Hartzler voted in support of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[6]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Hartzler voted in opposition of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[6]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Hartzler voted in support of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[7] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[6]

NDAA

Yea3.png Hartzler voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[6]

Economy


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Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[8] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[9][10] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[10] Hartzler voted with 161 other Republican representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[11][12] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[12] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[13] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Hartzler voted with the majority of the Republican party in favor of the bill.[11]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[14] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[15] Hartzler voted for the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[16]

Nay3.pngThe shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[17] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Hartzler voted against HR 2775.[18]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Yea3.png Hartzler voted in support of HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[19][6]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Hartzler voted in support of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[20][6]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Hartzler voted in support of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[21][6]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Yea3.png Hartzler voted in support of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines. Hartzler co-sponsored the bill.[21][6]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Nay3.png Hartzler voted in opposition of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[6]

Government affairs

HR 676
See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five Republicans--Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas-- voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[22] Hartzler joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[23][24]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Hartzler voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[25]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Vicky Hartzler's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Hartzler is a Hard-Core Conservative. Hartzler received a score of 17 percent on social issues and 88 percent on economic issues.[26]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[27]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Strongly Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Favors
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Unknown
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[26]

Campaign themes

2012

On her campaign website, Hartzler listed the following eleven issues:[28]

  • Freedom and Prosperity: "My life values are faith, family, and freedom, the bedrock of the U.S.A. They have blessed all of us for more than two centuries. These guiding principles are under direct attack by liberal one-party rule in Washington. Our Fourth District congressman has loaned our vote to Nancy Pelosi. When she needs him, he comes running. It is time for a change. American history tells us prosperity always comes from freedom, not from assaults on freedom."
  • Spending and Debt: "I will support an immediate end to the wasteful and inefficient pork-barrel spending, a Balanced Budget Amendment and line-item veto, and a freeze on discretionary spending except for our national defense, including veterans, Medicare, and Social Security. Basic common sense says that nobody can spend themselves rich. You can’t get out of debt by borrowing more money. Congress believes the opposite. We must stop squandering the future of our children and grandchildren. One-party Washington is burying us under a mountain of deficits and new debt."
  • Liberty and Free Enterprise: "Congress and the President are making an unprecedented reach for power to control the economy and just about every part of our life. This grab for power will unleash devastating economic and societal consequences on all Americans. I support the individual liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights because freedom is the foundation for greater opportunities and achievements. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are rights endowed on all Americans, born and unborn. I am 100% pro-life and a staunch supporter of our Second Amendment."
  • Taxes: "As the founders knew, the government is best which governs least. Therefore, it is imperative that government take in taxes only the minimum required to safeguard our freedom and families. Like you, I dream of a better life for every family. The runaway spending and special interest politics in Washington will lead straight to more taxes and fewer opportunities. New taxes need to be stopped in their tracks. I have a record of proven resolve on low taxes. In the Missouri legislature, I worked for lower taxes on families, job creators and seniors, and voted against every major tax increase bill that came our way."
  • Healthcare Reform: "I heard firsthand many good ideas for what would help, and what would not be helpful. I listened while you spoke. A bad bill puts bureaucrats between us and our doctors, raises costs and lowers quality, rations care, or cuts the Medicare promised to our seniors. This Congress gave us a bill that is even worse than bad. Americans oppose ObamaCare or anything like it. Liberal Washington knows we oppose ObamaCare. They just don’t want to listen. They want to shove it down our throats. I support real reform that will lower costs, increase competition, provide affordable insurance for those with pre-existing conditions, prevent unfair insurance policies, expand coverage, and preserve the right to see the doctor of our choice. Washington must start over and get it right."
  • Energy Independence: "The U.S.A. is blessed with abundant resources including many forms of energy. We need to utilize what we have in safe, environmentally-friendly ways. It is imperative to national security that we take proactive steps to become energy independent. Instead of capping our energy resources and limiting energy production here at home, let’s aggressively pursue all energy alternatives, including building more nuclear power plants, drilling for oil and gas in coastal waters and ANWR, developing biofuels, using the abundance of clean coal with which we are blessed, and expanding hydro, wind, and solar-powered alternatives. We cannot allow ourselves to remain hostage to foreign interests. The future depends on it."
  • Agriculture: "Agriculture is a large part of my life. I grew up on a farm, and Lowell and I farm today. We raise corn, soybeans, wheat, and cattle, and we also buy groceries. I know the fundamental importance of agriculture to Missouri and the nation. The American farmer and rancher feed the world and provide a safe, abundant, and low-cost food supply for our citizens. It is vital that our farmers and ranchers have a level playing field as they market their products world wide. They should be able to pass on the farming legacy without the devastating death tax and be able to operate without onerous government regulations."
  • Education Reform: "I believe the best education occurs locally through the commitment of parents, local schools, teachers, and the community. Washington does not know what is best for our children. Parents and teachers know best. This premise should be the focus of any bill."
  • National Defense: "The federal government has the important Constitutional role to provide for the common defense. We have the best military in the world and it must remain the best. In our own Fourth District we have vital bases from which our men and women are called to defend freedom around the world. They must have the best equipment, latest technology, and proactive leadership that recognizes and funds all possible avenues of threat mitigation, including a strong missile defense."
  • A Citizen Legislator: "With your help, I will go to Congress as a true citizen legislator. I’ll fight for what we know is right. I’ll work to bring us back to a course that is true to our beliefs and right for America’s future. I’ll stand up for an America that allows each of us, regardless of the circumstances of our birth, to achieve the full measure of life."[28]

Elections

2014

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See also: Missouri's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

Hartzler won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She won the Republican nomination against John Webb in the primary election on August 5, 2014. Hartzler defeated Nate Irvin (D) and Herschel Young (L) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Missouri District 4 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVicky Hartzler Incumbent 68.1% 120,014
     Democratic Nate Irvin 26.4% 46,464
     Libertarian Herschel Young 5.6% 9,793
     Write-in Gregory A. Cowan 0% 15
Total Votes 176,286
Source: Missouri Secretary of State
U.S. House, Missouri District 4 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVicky Hartzler 74.7% 65,404
John Webb 25.3% 22,131
Total Votes 87,535
Source: State of Missouri Official Results

2012

See also: Missouri's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Hartzler won re-election in 2012. She defeated Bernie Mowinski in the Republican primary.[29] She was re-elected on November 6, 2012.[30]

According to the Washington Post, redistricting turned the 4th District from a safely conservative seat into a swing district. Hartzler faced real competition from Democrat Teresa Hensley, who had been raising more money than the incumbent.[31]

U.S. House, Missouri District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Teresa Hensley 35.5% 113,120
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVicky Hartzler Incumbent 60.3% 192,237
     Libertarian Thomas Holbrook 3.3% 10,407
     Constitution Greg Cowan 0.9% 2,959
Total Votes 318,723
Source: Missouri Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Republican Primary

The primary took place on August 7.[32]

U.S. House, Missouri District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVicky Hartzler 84% 71,615
Bernie Mowinski 16% 13,645
Total Votes 85,260

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Hartzler attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Hartzler is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Hartzler raised a total of $2,884,133 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[34]

Vicky Hartzler's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Missouri, District 4) Won $1,510,603
2010 U.S. House (Missouri, District 4) Won $1,373,530
Grand Total Raised $2,884,133

Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hartzler's reports.[35]

Vicky Hartzler (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[36]April 15, 2013$128,069.38$181,398.79$(55,278.67)$254,189.50
July Quarterly[37]July 15, 2013$254,189.50$121,163.00$(54,935.44)$320,417.06
October Quarterly (amended)[38]October 15, 2013$320,417.06$132,080.59$(37,894.36)$414,603.29
Year-End[39]January 31, 2014$414,603.29$78,155.00$(55,203.36)$437,554.93
April Quarterly (amended)[40]September 19, 2014$437,554.93$110,580.00$(35,713.79)$512,421.14
July Quarterly[41]September 24, 2014$512,421.14$93,464.10$(40,058.05)$565,827.19
Pre-Primary[42]October 15, 2014$565,827.19$375.00$(17,376.61)$548,825.58
October Quarterly[43]October 15, 2014$548,825.58$138,575.00$(134,671.56)$552,729.02
Running totals
$855,791.48$(431,131.84)


2012

Hartzler won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Hartzler's campaign committee raised a total of $1,510,603 and spent $1,404,888.[44] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[45]

Cost per vote

Hartzler spent $5.29 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Hartzler was elected to the U.S. House in 2010. Her campaign committee raised a total of $1,373,530 and spent $1,351,176.[46] This is less than the average $1.4 million spent by House winners in 2010.[47]

Cost per vote

Hartzler spent $11.91 per vote received in 2010.


Personal Gain Index

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See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: New Worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Hartzler's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $2,197,027 and $14,189,995. That averages to $8,193,511, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $7,614,097.96. Hartzler ranked as the 49th most wealthy representative in 2012.[48] Between 2009 and 2012, Hartzler's calculated net worth[49] decreased by an average of -3 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[50]

Vicky Hartzler Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2009$9,037,179
2012$8,193,511
Growth from 2009 to 2012:-9%
Average annual growth:-3%[51]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[52]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Hartzler received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the retired.

From 2009-2014, 24.14 percent of Hartzler's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[53]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Vicky Hartzler Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $3,601,324
Total Spent $3,052,495
Top industry in the districtEducational services, and health care and social assistance
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$221,592
Leadership PACs$194,679
Crop Production & Basic Processing$162,188
Agricultural Services/Products$156,100
Real Estate$134,750
% total in top industry6.15%
% total in top two industries11.56%
% total in top five industries24.14%

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Hartzler missed 92 of 2,700 roll call votes from Jan 2011 to Apr 2013 which is 3.4 percent of votes during that period. This is more than the median of 2.5 percent among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving as of July 2014.[54]

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Hartzler was a "far-right Republican" as of July 2014. She received a "rank-and-file Republican" rating in May 2013.[55]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[56]

Hartzler most often votes with:

Hartzler least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website LegiStorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Hartzler paid her congressional staff a total of $780,555 in 2011. Overall, Missouri ranked 21st in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[57]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year, National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted, as compared to other members in the previous year. More information about the analysis process can be found on the vote ratings page.

2013

Hartzler ranked 87th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[58]

2012

Hartzler ranked 102nd in the conservative rankings in 2012.[59]

2011

Hartzler ranked 85th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[60]

Voting with party

July 2014

Vicky Hartzler voted with the Republican Party 95.9 percent of the time, which ranked 39th among the 234 House Republican members as of July 2014.[61]

May 2013

Vicky Hartzler voted with the Republican Party 98.0 percent of the time, which ranked 85th among the 233 House Republican members as of May 2013.[62]

Personal

Vicky and her husband, Lowell, run a diversified farming operation and are owners of Hartzler Equipment Company with store locations in Harrisonville, Nevada, and Lamar. The Hartzlers live with their daughter, Tiffany, near Harrisonville, Missouri.[1]

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See also

External links

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  50. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  51. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  52. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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