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Wealthy Lawmakers Get Extension on Revealing Finances

Congressional financial disclosures were due today


Several wealthy members of Congress caught a break today. Today was the day all members of Congress were slated to file financial disclosure forms, but many prominent — and rich — politicians received extensions on filing.

Among those receiving extensions to file were the following Congress members:

  • Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.
  • Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.
  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
  • Rep. David Rivera, R-Fla.
  • Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.

Others who were late to file included Reps. Michelle Bachman (R-Minn.), Allen West (R-Fla.), Steve King (R-Iowa), and Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.). No word on whether or not these Congress members requested or received extensions to file.

— Benjamin Nanamaker, InvestorPlace Money & Politics Editor

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