Oil & Gas Industry Gave 13 Times More Money to House Reps Voting for Senate Keystone XL Bill
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.
The oil and gas industry gave, on average, 13 times more money to representatives voting ‘YES’ ($45,218) on S. 1 compared to representatives voting 'NO' ($3,549).
The oil and gas industry gave, on average, 5.3 times more money to Democratic representatives voting ‘YES’ ($18,141) on S.1 compared to Democratic representatives voting ‘NO’ ($3,444).
Methodology: MapLight analysis of campaign contributions to members of the House of Representatives voting on S.1 from PACs and employees of the oil and gas industry (Fuel Oil Dealers, Independent Oil & Gas Prodcuers, Multinational Oil & Gas Producers, Oil & Gas, Oilfield Service, Equipment & Exploration, and Petroleum Refining & Marketing) from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2014. Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org.
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