Robert E. Andrews

New Jersey Democrat

Rep. Robert E. Andrews

What the Post found

Estimated wealth

$547,503 in 2010

179% since 2004

Financial approach

Spousal Assets

Invests in: Mixed, Construction, Communication / Electronics

Andrews’s financial disclosure forms

Each year, lawmakers are required to file financial disclosure forms that list assets, liabilities, stock transactions, outside employment, spousal employment and travel reimbursements.

Public projects, private interests

Spending with family connections: $3.3 million

Andrews has helped secure $3.3 million over the past decade for a scholarship program at Rutgers School of Law in Camden, N.J., where his wife is an associate dean in charge of scholarships and special legal programs, according to the school's Web site. Andrews sought an ethics opinion, and the committee concluded his wife had no "ownership interest" in the law school and the earmarks did not "affect the spouse's salary." The congressman said the earmarks help to provide legal services to the poor and his wife has no direct oversight of the program.

Andrews’s financial portrait

The Post examined the personal finances disclosed by all members of Congress and computerized by Center for Responsive Politics to show how they manage their assets and invest their money.

Andrews

House median

Estimated wealth

$547,503 in 2010

Change in estimated wealth

179% since 2004

Less wealth and more aggressive

Lawmakers holding fewer assets with riskier investment strategies and/or higher debts.

Spouse's estimated wealth in 2010

69% of Andrews's wealth

Wealthier

More aggressive

Financial approach

Spousal Assets

75 lawmakers report a significant amount of holdings in the names of their spouses. The assets include stocks, retirement funds, real estate and bank accounts.

What industries does Andrews invest in?

Many assets can be tied to specific industries, such as finance, agriculture or
natural resources. "Mixed" investments are assets not tied to a specific industry.

Andrews's estimated
2010 liabilities

$32,501

What asset types does Andrews hold?

Assets are lumped into groups such as real estate, stocks,
mutual funds or cash.

NOTE: "Mixed" investments are assets that are not tied to a specific industry. Charted change in annual estimated wealth is capped at 200 percent increase and 100 percent decrease for clarity. See the full methodology here.
SOURCES: Congressional financial disclosure forms, Center for Responsive Politics, Washington Post analysis.

About the data

The estimation of assets for lawmakers is based on calculating the midpoint of reported value ranges for holdings and liabilities that members of Congress list on financial disclosure forms. It does not reflect assets lawmakers are not required to disclose, such as personal residences and non-interest bearing bank accounts. The estimation is not intended to provide a complete portrait of the net worth of each legislator, but rather show their relative standing in Congress and how their holdings have changed over time.

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