Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Majority Leader Harry Reid prepare to convene a special bipartisan caucus Senate meeting in the Old Senate Chamber in 2007. The room is infrequently used for occasions such as Monday’s meeting to air each side’s concerns about the use of the filibuster and whether to change Senate rules to break impasses on nominations.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
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.