DATA RELEASE: Gun Interest Profile: NRA Contributions to 113th Congress and Senate Judiciary Committee

Feb. 20, 2013—Next week federal gun legislation is expected to take center stage in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Hearing on the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 is scheduled for February 27, 2013.

Data: MapLight conducted an analysis of campaign contributions from the political action committee (PAC) of the pro-gun interest group National Rifle Association (NRA).

  • NRA PAC contributed $1,444,137 to members of the 113th Congress from 2009-2012.
  • NRA PAC contributed $31,300 to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2009-2012.
  • Ted Cruz (R-TX) was the Senate Judiciary Committee's top recipient of contributions from the NRA PAC, with a total of $9,900, from 2009-2012.
Recipient Total
Ted Cruz (R-TX) $9,900
Jeff Flake (R-AZ) $6,950
Charles Grassley (R-IA) $6,950
Orrin Hatch (R-UT) $5,000
Mike Lee (R-UT) $2,500
Total: $31,300

To view a spreadsheet of this data broken down by state, click here.

Methodology: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions from the NRA PAC to members of the 113th Congress during the 2010 and 2012 election cycles (2009-2012) based on latest available data from the FEC as of February 4, 2012.

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