December 1, 2020

U.S. Congress: MapLight Launches Personal Financial Disclosures Database

From the MapLight Web Site:

MapLight is pleased to announce the launch of its personal financial disclosures database, a new tool that brings to light the fiscal relationships shared between legislators and private companies.

Each year, members of Congress file ‘personal financial disclosures’ (PFDs) regarding their various assets and sources of income. In these documents, legislators provide detailed lists of their investments in anything from real estate to mutual funds and company stock.

MapLight has compiled and organized this information into a single dataset searchable by politician, company, year, or Congressional session, with results categorized by income type (dividends, capital gains, etc.) and personal or spousal ownership. This data is made freely available to the public through a simple web interface and may also be downloaded as a CSV spreadsheet for deeper scrutiny.

See Also: About Two Months Ago MapLight Launched Their Federal Lobbying Database
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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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