"For the first time in history, most members of Congress are millionaires. "
Dear friend of OpenSecrets,
If you've been following the news, watching late night TV, or even reading The Onion, you probably know that millionaires are now the new normal in Congress. News organizations from The New York Times to BBC, and comedians from Jon Stewart to Jay Leno weighed in on our story, and the reaction was huge.
However, getting that information wasn't easy. As one CRP researcher explained, we face huge barriers to even obtaining the data from 2012 -- and new road blocks to transparency are going up all the time.