The Alaska lawmakers campaign spent more than $1.3 million on legal fees during the 2008 cycle.
Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.), who has previously paid legal bills resulting from an investigation into an earmark he secured for clients of lobbyist and former Rep. Bill Lowery (R-Calif.), has doled out $68,000 in legal fees in the first half of this year.
In the second quarter, Lewis reported combined payments totaling $3,100 to Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher as well as $10,000 to the firm Williams & Jensen in legal retainer fees.
During the 2008 cycle, Lewis spent more than $274,000 on legal fees.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.