The Hill’s 50 Wealthiest lawmakers: Page 45 of 51

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Rep. Steve Pearce saw his worth drop by $550,000 in 2011, partly due to a decrease in one of his primary investments — holdings in LFT, an equipment and property rental company.

Pearce has assets in the company that decreased in value from at least $1 million to a minimum of $500,000. Further, two of his bank accounts — one with Congressional Federal Credit Union and a money market account with the Lea County State Bank — each decreased to at least $100,000 from a 2010 value of at least $250,000.

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But there was one bright spot for the congressman last year: His stock holdings in Gree LTD, an equipment rental company in New Mexico, skyrocketed to a minimum of $250,000 after being worth a minimum of $1,000 in 2010.

Pearce holds at least $5 million in stock in Trinity Industries, another equipment rental company in New Mexico. Pearce is a shareholder and president of the company, according to his form.

Pearce reported no liabilities for 2011.

- Julie Ershadi

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