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美国国会里有多少百万富翁?

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The Capitol is certainly the center of American politics, but a new website from the Non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics shows that the Capitol is also a center of wealth.

According to data on the opensecrets.org website, more than a third of members of Congress are millionaires. That's substantially more than the population at large where about 1% are worth seven figures.

The data on the site is called from annual financial disclosures where congressmen and women report a range of assets and liabilities.

Who's the richest? Wisconsin senator Herb Kohl, elected to the Senate in 1988 and heir to the Kohl's department store fortune, he tops the list. He's worth at least 270 million dollars. Representative Jane Herman from California is the richest of representatives. Herman was first elected in 1992 and reports that she's worth at least 168 million dollars. Her family co-founded a multi-billion-dollar audio equipment company. Treasury1 secretary Hank Paulson is the richest member of the executive branch, reporting a net worth of at least 190 million bucks2. Money he made running the investment bank Golden Sachs.

With the Money Minute, I'm Ryan Owen ABC News, New York.

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treasury:the government department responsible for a country's financial matters 财政部


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1 treasury 7GeyP     
n.宝库;国库,金库;文库
参考例句:
  • The Treasury was opposed in principle to the proposals.财政部原则上反对这些提案。
  • This book is a treasury of useful information.这本书是有价值的信息宝库。
2 bucks a391832ce78ebbcfc3ed483cc6d17634     
n.雄鹿( buck的名词复数 );钱;(英国十九世纪初的)花花公子;(用于某些表达方式)责任v.(马等)猛然弓背跃起( buck的第三人称单数 );抵制;猛然震荡;马等尥起后蹄跳跃
参考例句:
  • They cost ten bucks. 这些值十元钱。
  • They are hunting for bucks. 他们正在猎雄兔。 来自《简明英汉词典》
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