Every member of Congress files an annual disclosure form each year, detailing personal finances. The information is meant to shine a light on any potential conflicts of interest, but also provides a peek into the wealth of lawmakers. KRCC’s Jennifer Yachnin reports that Colorado’s delegation, like most members of Congress, tends to be much wealthier than the average American.

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One Response to Congressional Wealth as it Relates to Constituents

  1. Kate says:

    Nice. I always know the information is out there, but I never go out to look at it myself.

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