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Darrell Issa: He’s the Wealthiest Member of House

This week, we focus on Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA). In terms of personal wealth, Issa ranks first in the House with an estimated net worth of $436,500,015 in 2014, the most recent year for which we have data. As of May 2017, he has voted in line with President Trump's positions 100 percent of the time -- including the House's controversial healthcare reform bill.

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Least-Tenured Majority Leader Among Best Financed in House

This week we focus on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). McCarthy is the least-tenured majority leader in the history of the House of Representatives. He also is among the best-financed members, with Wall Street venture capitalists, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical manufacturers topping the list of industries contributing to his campaign war chest.

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We ‘Follow The Money’ ... Beginning With House Speaker Ryan

Aging News Alert this week launches a new feature called “Follow The Money” which will focus on members of both the House of Representatives and the Senate who are significantly instrumental in creating policies and laws affecting older Americans. Is there a connection between policymaking at the federal level and campaign donations given to those who make policy? You be the judge. First on our list of important congressional players affecting the lives of older Americans is Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI).

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