Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (center) has been the retail industrys chief crusader for Congressional action on issues such as sales tax collection from online stores.
“If it doesn’t happen [in the super committee], we’re are going to look for the next possible vehicle,” said Katherine Lugar, executive vice president for the RILA. “Any possible place that talks about states’ rights or the deficit.”
On January 3, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., raises her right hand as her son Henry messes up her hair while Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., delivers the ceremonial swearing-in in the Old Senate Chamber. Gillibrand's other son Theodore, lower right, looks on.
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.