House members last year took trips to such faraway places as Cyprus and Ireland and as near as the Oprah Winfrey Show in Chicago. They made speeches, toured defense plants and wrote magazine articles. They got gifts of golf sweaters and boxes of chocolates.
These and thousands of other details were listed in the latest round of financial disclosure forms filed by more than 400 members of the House of Representatives and released on Wednesday.In general, members' incomes towered over the average American's. Most representatives' incomes topped the $100,000 mark last year, with fees from speech-making and article-writing adding substantially to their $89,5000 annual salary. A handful reported making less than $100,000, while more than a dozen reported assets and income more than $1 million.
Utahns' disclosure forms
Income includes the House salary, honoraria earnings from writing and speeches and other income such as dividends and interest. Earnings by the representatives' spouses and dependents are not included in the income figure.
Owens received an extension of the filing deadline to June 2.
Howard Curtis Nielson:
James V. Hansen:
Hansen is a member of the Armed Services Committee, and most of his honoraria came from speeches to various defense contractors.