Today, the congressional budget numbers have been released for year 2012, showing how much each of the representatives spent on sustaining their offices. Such spending includes but is not limited to utilities, rent, supplies, travel, and office equipment.
After the sequester cuts go into effect for 2013, the congressional office budgets will see an 8.2 percent decrease in funding.
According to the numbers, the most frugal congressman in 2012 was Republican Rep. Jim Jordan from 4th congressional district in Ohio who spent only 63.35 percent of his budget.
The biggest spender of the year was now former Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth of New York’s 19th congressional district who went through 99.91 percent of her budget.
Georgia’s congressional delegation stayed in the 90-80 percentile. The Peach State’s biggest spenders were Democrats John Lewis with 98.74 percent, David Scott with 97.51 percent, Sanford Bishop with 97.20 percent, and Hank Johnson with 95.10 percent.
Georgia Republicans weren’t far behind with Tom Graves at 93.36 percent, Tom Price at 92.71 percent and Austin Scott with 91.68 percent.
The rest of the lawmakers stayed in the 80’s and the most frugal Georgian for 2012 was Republican Robert Woodall who spent 82.34 percent of his budget.
Below is the list of all Georgia Reps and their percentages. You can also click here (scroll to the bottom of the page) to see the full list of all U.S. House Representatives and how much they spent in 2012.
District 1 Kingston, Jack
District 2 Bishop Jr., Sanford D.
District 3 Westmoreland, Lynn A.
District 4 Johnson, Henry C. “Hank” Jr.
District 5 Lewis, John
District 6 Price, Tom
District 7 Woodall, Robert
District 8 Scott, Austin
District 9 Collins, Doug
District 10 Broun, Paul C.
District 11 Gingrey, Phil
District 12 Barrow, John
District 13 Scott, David
District 14 Graves, Tom