retiring house members

McConnell Reacts to Ryan Retirement

Congressional Buddies Scott Rigell and Reid Ribble Talk Friendship

Retiring Reps. Scott Rigell and Reid Ribble have been close friends since their first days in office. The two Republicans look back on their relationship, look forward to riding motorcycles together and visiting one another’s home states.

Roll Call sat down with the Republican duo to hear about how they became buddies at the Capitol.

Retiring Senators Holding More Than $5 Million in Accounts

Senators leaving Congress at the end of this year currently hold $5,334,251 in their campaign accounts and leadership PACs.  

Campaign committees may use the funds for any lawful purpose, but the funds cannot be converted to personal use. Some members donate the funds to non-profits, charities, educational institutions, political parties, other candidates (within limits), or refund contributions to the original donors. Or they could leave the funds in the campaign account, and keep it going for years.