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A new report from MapLight, a nonpartisan and nonprofit research organization that provides a free public database, revealed Congress’ top 15 favorite stocks. The report, which is part of the launch of MapLight’s “personal financial disclosures database,” is a new tool that links the legislator’s investments and other financial information that is disclosed annually and part of the public domain.

According to the information from members of the 2013’s 113th Congress, the following are the top 15 most popular stock holdings and a fixed range of values with which to record the amount of an asset held (there are no exact amounts). Keep in mind that Congress has 535 voting members.

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Rank: 15

Company: Pfizer

Number of members holding: 41

Value range: $1,644,586 – $3,929,540 

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

coca cola


Rank: 14

Company: Coca-Cola Company

Number of members holding: 41

Value range: $2,347,054 – $5,431,000

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

cisco systems


Rank: 13

Company: Cisco Systems

Number of members holding: 44

Value range: $315,363 – $1,141,320

(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)



Rank: 12

Company: Chevron

Number of members holding: 44

Value range: $3,709,286 – $8,074,235

(AP Photo/Noah Berger)



Rank: 11

Company: Johnson & Johnson

Number of members holding: 45

Value range: $2,091,110 – $4,767,057

(Photo from Johnson & Johnson’s Google Plus page)



Rank: 10

Company: Exxon Mobil

Number of members holding: 45

Value range: $4,924,498 – $13,502,441

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)



Rank: 9

Company: JPMorgan Chase

Number of members holding: 46

Value range: $1,377,048 – $3,661,000

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)



Rank: 8

Company: Verizon Communications

Number of members holding: 47

Value range: $854,937 – $2,477,885



Rank: 7

Company: AT&T

Number of members holding: 47

Value range: $1,456,415 – $3,720,363

(AP Photo/Richard Drew)



Rank: 6

Company: IBM

Number of members holding: 48

Value range: $2,468,136 – $8,680,082

(AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)



Rank: 5

Company: Apple

Number of members holding: 48

Value range: $2,915,408 – $9,835,347

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

wells fargo


Rank: 4

Company: Wells Fargo

Number of members holding: 50

Value range: $1,763,433 – $4,389,370

(Photo from Wells Fargo’s Facebook page)

procter and gamble


Rank: 3

Company: Procter & Gamble

Number of members holding: 55

Value range: $8,172,791 – $35,313,724

(Photo from Procter & Gamble’s Facebook page)

bill gates


Rank: 2

Company: Microsoft

Number of members holding: 57

Value range: $2,196,863 – $5,529,787

(AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

general electric


Rank: 1

Company: General Electric

Number of members holding: 69

Value range: $2,324,041 – $5,848,956

(Photo from General Electric’s Instagram)

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