The National Republican Congressional Committee outraised its Democratic rival for the month of May, finishing the reporting period with double the cash on hand as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
The NRCC raised $4.6 million in May, while reporting $10.6 million in cash on hand and $7 million in debt left over from the 2010 campaign cycle, according to figures obtained by Roll Call.
By comparison, the DCCC raised $3.8 million and reported $5.3 million in cash on hand as of May 31 and $6.6 million in debt, according to its filing with the Federal Election Commission.
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.