Personal Financial Disclosure
Every member of the U.S. House of Representatives who was in office by May 15 of the current year is required to file a Financial Disclosure Statement covering, for the previous calendar year, the following categories:
- earned income (e.g., salaries and fees)
- donations made by others to charities in lieu of paying the member for a speech, appearance, or article
- “unearned” income
- assets purchased, sold, or exchanged
- gifts received
- travel reimbursements
- positions held by the member
- agreements with outside entities
Financial disclosure statements for members are available online on or around June 15 of the year they are filed through the House Clerk’s Financial Disclosure Reports Database.
Travel Expense Reimbursements
Every member of the U.S. House of Representatives is required to file reports which detail travel-related expenses reimbursed by non-government sources and charitable contributions made in lieu of honoraria (a payment for services that do not have a set fee). All of these reports are available through the Gift and Travel Filings page maintained by the Clerk of the House.
Every three months, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House publishes the “Statement of Disbursements” — the official report of the receipts and expenditures of every office in the U.S. House of Representatives. The public can read the full text of the most recent report or browse archived reports.