Can't members of congress get their own life insurance if they want it? In addition, with Lautenberg already being worth over $57 million and being 89 years of age, it is doubtful that he would have thought that purchasing such insurance would be worthwhile. But why should taxpayers come up with this payment? From The Hill newspaper:
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) highlighted the inclusion of the language in a Friday post on its website, which asked why Congress would be "throwing money at a multimillionaire."
CREW said Lautenberg's assets were estimated to exceed $57 million in 2011. "How is this a top funding priority?" the group asked. . . .