Sen. Bob Corker earned millions more than first reported

Sen. Bob Corker earned millions more than first reported

December 15th, 2015 by The Tennessean in Politics Republicans

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, recently.

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. speaks with reporters on...

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Bob Corker earned millions more from investments than he previously disclosed, according to documents his office filed Friday.

The amended financial disclosures include new sources of income and higher minimum amounts for the potential value of Corker's income and transactions. Senators are required to report their assets and income only in broad ranges, not exact amounts, but a conservative estimate compiled by The Wall Street Journal shows Corker, R-Tenn., earned significantly more than he's reported in the past.

Corker, of Chattanooga, a senior member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, hired an independent firm to review his filings after The Wall Street Journal noted discrepancies earlier this year. In a statement, Corker apologized for what he called "filing errors."

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