Podcast: How We Determine the Wealth of Congress

Roll Call Decoder, Episode 5

California Rep. Darrell Issa is the wealthiest member of Congress according to Roll Call's Wealth of Congress study. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Nearly every year since 1990 Roll Call has measured the wealth of members on Capitol Hill. In this week’s Decoder, David Hawkings talks to Wealth of Congress project editor George LeVines about attempting a massive data project when all the figures are vague and imperfect — and why it’s so important to forge ahead anyway.

Watch: Wealth of Congress’ Principle Researcher Talks Key Takeaways From the Study

And check out Hawkings’ Video Guide to the Wealth of Congress.

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