Texas has the 11th richest member of Congress as well as some of the poorest. The report is based on the latest net worth disclosures not including their Washington paychecks.
Houston’s Michael McCaul is tops in Texas and 11th among House and Senate members. His net worth’s around $38 million dollars. That’s due in part to his wife’s bank account since McCaul’s father-in-law is chairman of Clear Channel Communications.
Also among the richest Texans, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, along with Representatives Kenny Marchant of Coppell, Pete Sessions of Dallas and Lake Jackson’s Ron Paul.
The list of the 10 poorest Texans in Congress, North Texas representatives Sam Johnson, Joe Barton and Eddie Bernice Johnson. #1 on the “poor list” is Tyler’s Louie Gohmert.