112th Congress Subcommittee Chairmen: Education and the Workforce

Jan. 14, 2011 -- House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline has selected members to serve as subcommittee chairpersons for the 112th Congress. Below is a list of the selections as well as their top contributions by interest group.

Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness

Rep. Virginia Foxx, North Carolina

Interest Contributions
Health Professionals $40,370
Banks and Credit $21,920
Crop Production & Basic Processing $15,500
Lawyers/Law Firms $15,070
Air Transport $14,500
Human Rights $14,400
Telephone Utilities $14,000
Food & Beverage $13,850
General Contractors $12,500
Real Estate $12,160

Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions

Rep. Phil Roe, Tennessee

Interest Contributions
Health Professionals $87,100
General Contractors $44,850
Misc Business $14,700
Real Estate $13,660
Food Processing & Sales $12,550
Lawyers/Law Firms $9,050
Chemical & Related Manufacturing $8,250
Oil & Gas $8,200
Beer, Wine & Liquor $7,200
Building Materials & Equipment $5,800

Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education

Rep. Duncan Hunter, California

Interest Contributions
Defense Electronics $54,750
Defense Aerospace $47,100
Health Professionals $39,615
Misc Defense $27,000
General Contractors $23,700
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing $17,000
Construction Services $16,995
Special Trade Contractors $15,000
Transportation Unions $14,750
Lawyers/Law Firms $14,000

Workforce Protections

Rep. Tim Walberg, Michigan

Interest Contributions
Real Estate $45,150
Securities & Investment $32,450
Automotive $31,860
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing $31,000
Insurance $30,000
Health Professionals $26,980
Misc Finance $21,078
Oil & Gas $20,750
General Contractors $17,100
Lawyers/Law Firms $14,910

Contributions above are for the last two years of available data, Nov 23, 2008 - Nov 22, 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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