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Report: Half Of Indiana’s Congressmen Are Millionaires

According to a report by the Center For Responsive Politics, Sen. Dan Coats is the wealthiest Indiana representative in Congress.

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For the first time, the Center For Responsive Politics showed more than half of Congress are millionaires.

Almost half of Indiana’s members of Congress are millionaires according to a new report.

The Center For Responsive Politics publishes the approximate net worth of every member of Congress each year based on financial disclosure forms filed by members.

As of 2012, the latest year studied, Republican Senator Dan Coats was the wealthiest member of Indiana‘s delegation, with an average net worth of $4.7 million. That ranks Coats 103rd out of the 535 members of the House and Senate.

Other millionaires in Indiana’s delegation are Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Carmel), with a $4.2 million average net worth. Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-Merrillville) at $1.3 million, Rep. Larry Buschon (R-Newburgh) at $1.1 million, and Rep. Marlin Stutzmann (R-Howe) at $1.03 million.

The least wealthy member of Congress in Indiana, and one of the least wealthy in the country, is Rep. Andre Carson (D-Indianapolis), with an average net worth of just $7,502.

The Center For Responsive Politics is a non-profit, non-partisan research group that compiles data on how money is spent in politics.

For the first time, their survey showed that more than half of Congress are millionaires; 268 members as of 2012.

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