financial disclosure statements


Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate must file annual disclosure reports about their finances. Candidates for these offices also must file the reports.

The president and vice president, top members of the executive branch such as department secretaries and undersecretaries, and justices of the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal judges also must file the forms.

What's in the Forms

See Open Secrets' About the Reporting Requirements for details on what must be reported.

Where the Forms are Filed

The Congressional forms are filed with the Clerk of the House or the Secretary of the Senate. Copies are also filed with the Secretary of State's Office in the state that a member of Congress represents.

The forms for the president, vice president and executive branch officials are filed with the Federal Election Commission and the U.S. Office of Governmental Ethics. See the website of the U.S. Office of Governmental Ethics for a list of Current Executive Branch Nominations and Appointments who have filed financial disclosure forms.

The forms for the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal judges are filed with the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.

Sample Form

Here's a sample page from one of President Barack Obama's financial disclosure forms:

Barack Obama financial disclosure form