U.S. Senate Mails Dans' Financial Disclosures

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As Civil Beat reported earlier this month, the U.S. Senate — unlike the U.S. House of Representatives — does not post senators' financial disclosures online.

To find out how much money Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel Akaka reported in their 2010 disclosure reports, the Senate's Office of Public Records asks that requests be made in public or by fax and mail.

Since Adrienne LaFrance hadn't started reporting from Washington, D.C., for us yet, we faxed and mailed our request, along with a check for $2.04 (the reports cost 20 cents a page), on July 21.

The envelope arrived in our mailbox Monday. Here's what we found out about the Dans' dough.

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