Only the shadow knows what will make this Congress work: These 10 men seem to think they have the answer as they kick off a Tuesday event in the Cannon House Office Building hosted by No Labels to announce a 12-point action plan called “Make Congress Work.” Cast on the backdrop are (from left) former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), Rep. Robert Dold (R-Ill.), Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis.), Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), former Comptroller General David Walker, Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.).
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.