Contained within this file is an extract of about 1.8 million lines of expense disbursements for the Congressional House of Representatives. On page two, the data is displayed as a pivot table. Those experienced in this function can create amazing analysis of the expense of every member of the house over the last 2 to 3 years by quarter.
This marvelous tool can provide citizens with the intellectual capabilities to present pertinent questions to incumbents attempting to win re-election. We have about 30 days by which to provide information to challengers to really apply the heat as it applies to the performance of the incumbent.
Remember…this is all public record and goes back a few years. Any interesting questions raised would seem to reflect a indisputable pattern of behavior. In the hands of intelligent people this should make quite a difference.
Download the Excel file for yourself and see where the rabbit hole takes you. About 95MB’s.
Congressional disbursement database