The following is a partial list of Democratic House Members who support Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Md.) over Majority Whip James Clyburn (S.C.) to be the party’s Minority Whip in the 112th Congress, according to a source close to Hoyer. Hoyer’s allies have been hesitant to release a full list of supporters while negotiations are in flux.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
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.