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Risch drops from 15th- to 16th-richest member of Congress

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch has dropped one spot on Roll Call's list of the 50 richest members of Congress - from 15th last year to 16th this year. The Capitol Hill newspaper analyzes congressional financial disclosures, adding up the minimum value reported for assets and subtracting the minimum value listed for liabilities. It reported that Risch is worth $19.78 million, up just half a percent from last year's $19.69 million. Meanwhile, No. 1-ranking Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, saw his wealth balloon by nearly 300 percent to $294.21 million, largely because of the holdings of his heiress wife; McCaul ranked fifth last year. Second-ranked was Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., whose $220.4 million net worth was up 37.7 percent since last year, when he also ranked second. Risch was the only lawmaker from Oregon, Washington or Idaho to make the top-50 richest list; you can see the full report here.
  

Newspaper: Crapo’s daughter lobbies for some recipients of senator’s earmarks

The Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call has come out with a story about lobbying by Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo’s daughter, Lara; she represents numerous health-care-related interests, the paper reported, including several Idaho medical facilities for which the Idaho Republican has sought earmarks, according to federal lobbying disclosure records. Paul Lee, a former Senate aide and founder of the firm Strategic Health Care, where Lara Crapo serves as government relations director, said the office maintains a strict separation between Crapo and her father’s office. You can read the Roll Call report here.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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