IT REALLY IS LIKE THE HUNGER GAMES IN OUR CAPITAL CITY: Capitol Assets: Congress’s wealthiest mostly shielded from effects of deep recession. “Most members weathered the financial crisis better than the average American, who saw median household net worth drop 39 percent from 2007 to 2010. The median estimated wealth of members of the current Congress rose 5 percent during the same period, according to their reported assets and liabilities. The wealthiest one-third of Congress gained 14 percent.”