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How much did your area members of Congress pay to run their offices?

When it comes to how much Missouri’s members of Congress spent to run their office in 2014, some perspective is in order.

None of the eight members used their entire annual office allotment, according to review by the Springfield News-Leader.

In fact, all eight came in thousands of dollars under budget, the newspaper said.

That said, the state’s Fourth District congresswoman, Vicky Hartzler of Harrisonville, ran the second most expensive office in 2014 of the eight Missouri members. She came in at $1,222,961, trailing only St. Louis Congressman Lacy Clay, who spent $1,260,832.

In the Fifth District, Emanuel Cleaver of Kansas City spent $1,145,530 to place sixth. The Sixth District’s Sam Graves spent $1,043,790, making him the most frugal office spender.

For a breakdown of the members’ spending by travel, salary, office rent, etc., check out the link above.

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