Members of Congress Get Richer Despite Sour Economy

Posted on November 18, 2010


Despite a long and deep recession, the collective personal wealth of congressional members increased by more than 16 percent between 2008 and 2009, according to a study released Wednesday by the Center for Responsive Politics.

The study also indicates that a significant number of members owned shares of major players in the health-care and financial-services sectors, which were the subject of major reform legislation during the period.

via Members of Congress Get Richer Despite Sour Economy – CNBC.