Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Report on Nepotism in the U.S. Congress

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has released a report on nepotism in the U.S. Congress — please see:

“Family Affair” Report Details Nepotism in Congress

A PDF of the full report is here.

KEY FINDINGS:

  • 82 members (40 Democrats and 42 Republicans) paid family members through their congressional offices, campaign committees and political action committees (PACs);
  • 44 members (20 Democrats and 24 Republicans) have family members who lobby or are employed in government affairs;
  • 90 members (42 Democrats and 48 Republicans) have paid a family business, employer, or associated nonprofit;
  • 20 members (13 Democrats and 7 Republicans) used their campaign money to contribute to a family member’s political campaign;
  • 14 members (6 Democrats and 8 Republicans) charged interest on personal loans they made to their own campaigns;
  • 38 members (24 Democrats and 14 Republicans) earmarked to a family business, employer, or associated nonprofit.
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