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06/06/2013 01:50 pm ET Updated Aug 06, 2013

The Macomb Daily Blogs: Politically Speaking: Who Is The Biggest Spender In Congress? The Biggest Penny Pincher?

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Who is the biggest spender in the Michigan congressional delegation? You might as well ask, who is the biggest spender in the entire Congress, in the House or Senate?

The answer to both questions is Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Detroit. According to the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, if all of the legislation that Conyers either sponsored or co-sponsored during the 112th Congress, in 2011-12, were passed into law, spending would have increased by nearly $1.8 trillion - the most new spending supported by anyone on Capitol Hill.

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