Del. Madeline Bordallo (Guam) recorded the largest single expenditure on food of any member of the House in the third quarter of this year, according to newly released records compiled by the Sunlight Foundation. Bordallo spent $6,090 on food and beverages at the Outrigger Guam Resort in August.
According to her office, Bordallo (pictured here at center, at an unrelated event) hosted a congressional delegation that included Reps. Nick Rahall (D-W.Va.) and Henry Brown (R-S.C.) and Dels. Eni Faleomavaega (American Samoa), Donna Christensen (Virgin Islands) and Gregorio Kilili Sablan (Northern Mariana Islands). More than 300 people attended the event, and the price reflects logistical and audio-visual help as well.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) came in second on the spending list, with an event also in August that cost $5,380. Rounding out the top five were Reps. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio): $4,657, Barbara Lee (D-Calif): $4,066, and Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.): $3,863.
H/T: Kim Hart