As the president recently noted, our nation is at a pivotal point. Our ability to out-educate and out-innovate our competition hinges on the federal government’s ability to lay a strong foundation for growth but also to partner with our educators and entrepreneurs so that they have the resources and support to propel our scientific, technological and economic pre-eminence.
Reps. Gerry Connolly (Va.) and Ron Kind (Wis.) are co-chairmen of the New Democrat Coalition’s Task Force on Innovation, Competitiveness and Tax Reform.
Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, along with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, right, and Annette Tilleman-Dick, left, wife for former Rep. Tom Lanots, D-Calif. Clinton was honored with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Prize during a ceremony last week at the Cannon House Office Building. Previous winners include the Dalai Lama and Elie Wiesel.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.