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How Much Clout Does Your State Have in Washington?

Posted on 05/7/2013 by |Washington Watch | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsPolitical power ends up in some interesting places. Roll Call measures just how much clout each state has in Washington and even figures out how much influence each state has per member of Congress. Why does clout matter? Billions in federal aid are at stake, and the ability to influence everything from how much citizens are taxed to legislation on Medicare, Social Security, guns, immigration and countless other matters. Roll Call’s clout index factors in leadership positions held by lawmakers …