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.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks with reporters following a vote in the Senate. Gillibrand’s proposal to remove military commanders from the process of reviewing sexual-assault cases was left out of the bicameral deal on the defense authorization bill, but the senator is pushing for a vote on her plan soon.
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.