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Wealth and Power (Washington DC)

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For the first time in history, most members of Congress are millionaires

Of 534 current members of Congress, at least 268 had an average net worth of $1 million or more in 2012, according to disclosures filed last year by all members of Congress and candidates. The median net worth for the 530 current lawmakers who were in Congress as of the May filing deadline was $1,008,767 -- an increase from last year when it was $966,000.

Washington DC Incomes Soar as Most of U.S. Declines

American incomes have tumbled over the last decade. But for many people in Washington, D.C., itís been something of a party. The income of the typical D.C. household rose 23.3% between 2000 and 2012

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