Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) spent another $58,000 on legal fees from his re-election coffers in the first months of 2010, according to his most recent campaign finance report.The New York lawmaker, who faces an ethics committee investigation into his personal finances and other dealings, paid Washington, D.C., law firm Zuckerman Spaeder $40,000 and about $12,300 to attorney John Kern in March, according to his Federal Election Commission report.Rangel also paid Oldaker, Belair & Wittie about $5,500 in the first quarter.The legal bills add to the more than $1.5 million Rangel has spent on attorneys' fees since 2009.
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.