Ever wonder where some of your tax dollars are being spent? Look no further. A website called Legistorm.com is ready to give you all the juicy details on how your United States House Representative is spending your federal tax dollars.
The Argentine neighborhood's representative is Dennis Moore (D-KS). Moore has served as the representative for the 3rd District of Kansas since 1999, serving five 2-year terms. Since serving in this position, Moore's salary expenditures have increased from $680,427 in 2001 to $1,095,058 in 2009. These numbers include Moore's salary, as well has some of his staff's salary, but does not include volunteers, interns, and staff members for committees or campaigns. Moore's salary is $174,000.
The site also discloses how much each representative and senator has spent on trips, earmarks they have received for their districts via legislation, and who has cosponsored that the legislation. The site also contains each representative and senator's financial disclosures, but to view those, the curious browser need to create an account.
A recent article noted that Moore spent $1.354 million in annual operating expenditures. In all fairness, Moore's expenditures are within the $1.3-1.9 million average budget spent by representatives.
Concerned and involved citizens are encouraged to check this site often to monitor their representative's spending, earmarks, and disclosures. After all, it's your money.