issaThe economic outlook may still be lousy, but Capitol Hill, at least, doesn't seem to be feeling much pain: A new study by the Center for Responsive Politics finds that half of all members of Congress are millionaires.
The report, based on financial disclosures covering the calendar year 2009, finds that 261 House and Senate members reported a net worth of more than $1 million. Of those, 55 had an average wealth of $10 million or more, and eight lawmakers reported holdings of $100 million or more.
Who was the richest member of Congress? California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, who made his fortune in car alarms, listed holdings worth at least $304 million. Democratic Rep. Jane Harman, Issa's California colleague, who is married to audio mogul (and Newsweek publisher) Sidney Harman, reported $293 million in holdings.Read More »from Half of Congress members are millionaires