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Senators Voting to Block EPA Rules Received 17 Times as Much Money from the Coal Mining Industry

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November 19, 2015 -- Ahead of a climate summit in Paris, the Senate passed joint resolutions on November 17, 2015 to block Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules designed to address climate change.

Which 13 senators received more than $100,000 from the coal mining industry and voted to block EPA regulations?
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Key Companies

CompanyContributedRelated bill positions
General Electric$8,587,38813
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association$7,021,33151
Koch Industries$6,922,1634

Key Legislators

SenatorsParty/StateRelated bills sponsored
Ed Markey[D-MA]248
Lisa Murkowski[R-AK]192
Mazie K. Hirono[D-HI]167
House MembersParty/StateRelated bills sponsored
Raúl M. Grijalva[D-AZ]341
Earl Blumenauer[D-OR]295
Peter Welch[D-VT]272
Numbers on this page (except for Latest Bills) include latest available data for contributions and bill positions starting January 1, 2007 through the present. For date range numbers on Latest Bills, visit the bill page.