U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert didn’t reveal her husband’s consulting income on her annual personal financial disclosure report this year, listing his earnings as “N/A” — as in not applicable — on the document filed Saturday.
Boebert faced intense criticism last year after she filed a disclosure statement showing Jayson Boebert, through Boebert Consulting LLC, made nearly $1 million from Terra Energy Partners over a two-year span, information that wasn’t released when she first ran for Congress in 2020.
Terra Energy Partners has a large Western Slope presence and Boebert, whose district spans across the Western Slope into Pueblo, has been a fierce supporter of the oil and gas industry. Terra Energy told The Colorado Sun last year that Jayson Boebert had worked as an on-site drilling foreman for them since 2017.
The Sun reported that Boebert’s name was on business filings linked to the consulting firm, though her name was later removed. Boebert’s office said last year that the congresswoman doesn’t work for the consulting firm, but didn’t say whether she was an owner.
Boebert isn’t required to list her husband’s exact income on her personal financial disclosure, only his sources of income.
“A filer must report the source, but not the amount, of income earned by a spouse when that income exceeds $1,000,” says the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics page on specific disclosure requirements for members.
Boebert’s congressional office did not respond to a question Tuesday about why the congresswoman listed her husband’s exact income and the company that paid Boebert Consulting on last year’s financial disclosure but didn’t this year.
On this year’s financial disclosure, Boebert also listed herself as a “proprietor/member of LLC” for her now-shuttered restaurant, Shooters Grill. She said in the report that it “is currently an unpaid position.”
The report also indicates Jayson Boebert has been trading thousands of dollars in cryptocurrency using the Robinhood investing app.
Jayson Boebert was also in the news last week over a disagreement he had with his neighbors in Silt in which law enforcement was called. No charges were filed and the congresswoman was reportedly not involved.