229 Republicans and 19 Democrats received a total of $38.6 million in oil and gas campaign cashSubmitted by go213mph on Sat, 06/23/2012 - 14:19
By Rebecca Leber
Members Who Supported Massive Giveaway To Big Oil Have Received $38.6 Million From The Industry.
•The 248 pro-Big Oil votes received over four times more oil and gas contributions over their careers.
•The 248 members — 229 Republicans and 19 Democrats — voted to pass the bill and enrich Big Oil. They received a total of $38.6 million in oil and gas campaign cash — or an average of $156,000 each — for their federal campaigns.
•Of the yes votes, 229 Republicans received $36.2 million.
•The 163 members who voted no — 158 Democrats and 5 Republicans — They received $5.8 million, or $36,000 each.