New Online Data From the U.S. Congress: Personal Wealth Reports For Senators
From a Political Moneyline News Item:
The United States Senate has moved into the electronic age with its disclosure today of the personal wealth reports of Senators and candidates, although it still remains in the dark ages with no electronic filing of campaign finance reports.
Of the 100 Senators, 70 of them filed electronically, 14 filed in paper format, and 16 were granted extensions to file at a later date. Numbers for candidates and staff are not yet available.
The Secretary of Senate made the filings available on Friday, May 16th, one day after filings were received. In previous years, the processing and scanning of the paper reports for public disclosure took about 30 days.
The reports are available on the Secretary of Senate’s website page for financial disclosures.
Disclosures for House of Representatives members are not available.
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