| home | CREW
How Senators' Families Have Benefited
The Washington-based group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released a first-ever report on the misuse of power by all members of the Senate to financially benefit their family members, called "Family Affair-Senate" CREW released a similar report for House members in June 2007, called "Family Affair-House."
31 senators have one or more family members registered to lobby or employed in government affairs.
Senators paid a total of $928,399.49 in fees or contributions to family businesses or employers.
Combined, senators paid $528,797.42 in salaries or fees directly to family members.
The Honorable Richard Lugar (Republican-Indiana) had four family members registered as lobbyists, the most.
The Honorable Jim Bunning (Republican-Kentucky) paid the most in total salary or fees, with $138,933.37 going to his daughter.
The Honorable Barbara Boxer (Democrat-California) paid the largest amount to a family business, paying her son's company $320,000.
The Honorable Mike Enzi (Republican-Wyoming) paid his daughter-in-law's company $306,251.58. His campaign reimbursed Enzi, his wife, paid his daughter-in-law, reimbursed and paid his daughter-in-law's company, and his son is a registered lobbyist.
Check out CREW and its report.
Also check out All in the Family