Illinois House Delegation Office Spending, 2010: Sunlight Foundation study

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WASHINGTON–The biggest expense of the House of Representatives is on salaries and benefits, a Sunlight Foundation study found.

Sunlight, a non-partisan organization dedicated to making government more transparent, crunched reports by House members to provide a comparative snapshot on spending, with some provisos, detailed at the click.

Sunlight’s 2010 disbursements for Illinois House delegation PDF here:

2010 Illinois Delegation House Member Office Spending

source: The Sunlight Foundation

IL-1Bobby Rush$1,491,881.02

IL-2Jesse Jackson, Jr.$1,351,380.26

IL-3Daniel Lipinski$1,379,394.00

IL-4Luis Gutierrez$1,423,412.40

IL-5Mike Quigley$1,395,657.31

IL-6Peter Roskam$1,353,840.06

IL-7Danny Davis$1,519,836.70

IL-8Melissa Bean$1,408,763.52

IL-9Jan Schakowsky$1,410,581.72

IL-10Mark Kirk$1,189,176.23

IL-11Debbie Halvorson$1,476,054.87

IL-12Jerry Costello$1,324,138.74

IL-13Judy Biggert$1,481,968.15

IL-14Bill Foster$1,476,717.77

IL-15Tim Johnson$1,281,785.35

IL-16Donald Manzullo$1,250,486.17

IL-17Phil Hare$1,464,500.30

IL-18Aaron Schock$1,301,568.50

IL-19John Shimkus$1,346,342.51

The fine print…..

2010 Spending by Member

source: http://data.sunlightlabs.com/Government/2010-House-Disbursements-Summary/3en9-k2nq

How the numbers were crunched and how best to review the figures: http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/2011/update-house-disbursements-few-notes-how-use-data/

A users guide to the Sunlight research: It’s best to use Sunlight’s Summary Report <a href="”> database when looking for aggregate spending figures and use Sunlight’s Detailed Report <a href="”> database when looking at specific expenditures –travel, salaries for individual congressional staffers, ect.

Sunlight’s 2010 disbursements for Illinois House delegation PDF here:

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