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New members of the 113th Congress: What they own and whom they owe

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Even before he was elected last November to represent Chicago's southern exurbs in the House, Illinois Democrat Bill Foster decided to sell his stake in Electronic Theatre Controls, a company he founded with his brother. Foster jettisoned the shares -- worth at least $5 million -- 'to potential conflicts of interest when voting on legislation that might impact his personal finances,' according to his press secretary.

Among this year's congressional freshmen, Foster stands out as a noteworthy exception.

Now that President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities are over and the 113th Congress is getting down to serious business, Sunlight decided to take a look at the financial profiles of its 90 newest faces -- 52 Democrats, 37 Republicans, and one independent -- who are either first-time members of their chambers or, like Foster, returning from a hiatus. The new lawmakers are...
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OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.

Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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