Rep. Amory Houghton Jr., R-Corning, has been rated the wealthiest member of the House, by Roll Call, a Capitol Hill insider's weekly.
Three senators beat out Houghton as the richest in Congress.
Roll Call put Houghton's fortune at $100 million, although his House financial-disclosure forms rate his holdings worth about $7 million.
Mike Hyland, Houghton's press secretary, refused to comment directly on the accuracy of Roll Call's estimate of Houghton's worth, but said it was made without interviewing the congressman. Roll Call said its estimates were based on published material and interviews with persons knowledgeable about the members.
Houghton is one of many heirs to the 149-year-old Corning Glass Works fortune. He represents the 34th Congressional District, which includes Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, and four others. Forbes Magazine estimates the Houghton family's worth at $500 million.
The three wealthiest in Congress, according to Roll Call, are Sen. John Heinz, R-Pa., $460 million; Sen. Herbert Kohl, D-Wis., owner of the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team, and Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.