Jeff Miller to Chair the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Dec. 17, 2010 -- According to an article in the New York Times, Rep. Jeff Miller will be the chairman for the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs beginning with the 112th Congress. Miller represents Florida's 1st District.

The following are the top ten contributors to Miller's campaign by interest group:

Interest Contributions
Defense Electronics $42,400
Defense Aerospace $42,000
Health Professionals       $39,850
Misc Defense $33,550
Computers/Internet $26,500
Electric Utilities $24,250
Lawyers/Law Firms $21,050
Real Estate $14,150
Banks and Credit $12,100
Lobbyists $11,547

Rep. Miller will be replacing California Rep. Bob Filner, the House Veteran's Affairs Chairman for the 11th Congress. The following are the top ten contributors to Filner's campaign by interest group:

Interest Contributions
Health Professionals $62,550
Transportation Unions         $49,500
Building Trade Unions $40,500
Public Sector Unions $37,500
Real Estate $31,300
Lawyers/Law Firms $26,900
General Labor Unions $23,000
Air Transport $19,900
Industrial Unions $18,500
Pro-Israel $17,900

Contributions above are for the last two years of available data, Oct 14, 2008 - Oct 13, 2010. Contributions from political parties and from other candidates are not included in the "Top 10" lists. Contributions data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics (OpenSecrets.org).

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