Spotlight on Congress

MapLight research on the influence of money and politics in U.S. Congress.

Oil & Gas Industry Gave 13 Times More Money to House Reps Voting for Senate Keystone XL Bill

 

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Feb. 11, 2015 -- Today, the House of Representatives passed S.1 (270-152), allowing TransCanada to complete the Keystone XL pipeline without a presidential permit or additional environmental review. The Senate passed the bill in January, but the White House said President Obama would veto the legislation.

How much did representatives voting 'YES' on S.1 receive from the oil and gas Industry compared to representatives voting 'NO'?

In January Vote on Keystone XL, Reps Supporting Bill Received 13 Times More in Contributions From Oil and Gas

 

 

Feb. 11, 2015 -- On January 9, 2015, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 3 (266-153), which allows TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline without a presidential permit or additional environmental review.

How much did representatives voting 'YES' on the measure receive from the oil and gas and petroleum refining & marketing industries compared to representatives voting 'NO'?

Gulf Coast Refinery Companies That Stand to Benefit From Keystone XL Spend Millions on Lobbying

 

 

Feb. 10, 2015 -- The House of Representatives is expected to vote on S.1 on Feb. 11, 2015, which would allow TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. Some of the pipeline’s strongest supporters are Gulf Coast refinery companies that would benefit from Canadian oil that will flow through the pipeline.

How much have Gulf Coast refineries who stand to benefit from construction of the Keystone pipeline spent lobbying the federal government?

Oil & Gas Industry Gave 10 Times More Money to Senators Voting for Keystone XL

 


 

Feb. 10, 2015 -- Late last month, the Senate passed S.1 (62-36), which allows TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline without a presidential permit or additional environmental review.

How much money did the oil and gas industry give to Senators voting for the Keystone XL pipeline?

 


Reps Voting to Speed Up Permits for Natural Gas Exports Receive $2.6M from Exporting Companies; $87.4M Spent on Lobbying

 


 

Jan. 30, 2015 — On Wednesday, the House passed H.R. 351 (277-133).

The bill seeks to speed up the approval process by requiring the Department of Energy to rule on permit applications within 30 days of receiving a completed environmental review. Among the many dozens of companies involved in financing and operating the 27 proposed facilities, nine have political action committees (PAC).

How much money have members of Congress voting 'YES' received from these nine companies?