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Lawmakers Who Control Budget Slow to Report Personal Finances

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Members of Congress that control government spending and oversee the beleaguered financial sector are having a hard time getting their own finances in order, CRP has found. Forty of the 63 lawmakers who still haven't filed their 2008 personal financial disclosure (PFD) reports, due May 15, sit on a congressional committee related to the federal budget, appropriations or financial sector oversight.

Twenty-six members of the U.S House of Representatives who filed for PFD extensions and still haven't submitted their forms sit on the Financial Services Committee, the Budget Committee, the Ways & Means Committee or the Appropriations Committee. Similarly, 12 late-filing senators sit on the Banking Committee, Finance Committee, Appropriations Committee or Budget Committee.

Among the 63 lawmakers who filed for extensions and still haven't turned in their reports are five chairs of these committees, including:

-- Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), chair of the Senate Banking Committee
-- Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee
-- Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.C.), chair of the Senate Budget Committee
-- Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), chair of the House Ways & Means Committee
-- Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C.), chair of the House Budget Committee

And neither Democratic senator from Virginia, Mark Warner or James Webb, has turned in their reports, nor have the senators from Missouri, Republican Christopher S "Kit" Bond and Democrat Claire McCaskill. As of today, 12 percent of all members of Congress are late filers. Lawmakers typically file for extensions for a number of reasons: when they have complicated finances; are new to Congress and don't have experience with the forms; have moved from the House to the Senate and have to get used to filling out a new report; or are waiting for documents from their investment managers, accountants or companies they're invested in.

You can check out the reports that have been filed in our PFD database. We'll post the additional reports as they come in.

Here's a full list of the lawmakers who haven't yet turned in their personal financial disclosure forms:


Rep. Michele Marie Bachmann (R-Minn.)

Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.)

Rep. Howard L Berman (D-Calif.)

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas)

Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.)

Rep. Michael N Castle (R-Del.)

Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-Tenn.)

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Penn.)

Rep. J Randy Forbes (R-Va.)

Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Penn.)

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.)

Rep. Bart Gordon (D-Tenn.)

Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas)

Rep. Alan Mark Grayson (D-Fla.)

Rep. Raul M Grijalva (D-Ariz.)

Rep. Luis V Gutierrez (D-Ill.)

Rep. John Hall (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.)

Rep. Paul W Hodes (D-N.H.)

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas)

Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Ohio)

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.)

Rep. Christopher J Lee (R-N.Y.)

Rep. Kenny Ewell Marchant (R-Texas)

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas)

Rep. Howard P (Buck) McKeon (R-Calif.)

Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.)

Rep. Scott Murphy (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Edwin G Perlmutter (D-Colo.)

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.)

Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.)

Rep. Charles B Rangel (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.)

Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.)

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.)

Rep. Bobby L Rush (D-Ill.)

Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.)

Rep. Debbie WassermanSchultz (D-Fla.)

Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.)

Rep. John M Jr Spratt (D-S.C.)

Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.)

Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.)

Rep. Patrick J Tiberi (R-Ohio)

Rep. Lynn A Westmoreland (R-Ga.)

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.)

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.)

Sen. Daniel K Inouye (D-Hawaii)

Sen. James E Risch (R-Idaho)

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.)

Sen. Christopher S Bond (R-Mo.)

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)

Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)

Sen. Frank R Lautenberg (D-N.J.)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)

Sen. Robert F Bennett (R-Utah)

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)

Sen. James Webb (D-Va.)


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