NEWS

112th Congress Subcommittee Chairmen: Energy and Commerce

Chad Outler | January 14, 2011

Jan. 14, 2011 -- House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton 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.

Vice Chair Energy and Commerce Committee

Rep. Sue Myrick, North Carolina

InterestContributions
Health Professionals$142,600
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$58,983
Real Estate$41,100
Electric Utilities$38,500
Banks and Credit$31,750
TV/Movies/Music$29,950
Lawyers/Law Firms$28,535
Insurance$25,350
Oil & Gas$21,000
Textiles$20,900

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Chair – Rep. Greg Walden, Oregon

InterestContributions
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$92,850
Lawyers/Law Firms$73,485
Health Professionals$68,950
Real Estate$68,558
Electric Utilities$65,500
Lobbyists$60,650
TV/Movies/Music$54,200
Oil & Gas$53,350
Insurance$51,400
Forestry & Forest Products$49,970

Vice Chair – Rep. Lee Terry, Nebraska

InterestContributions
Lawyers/Law Firms$101,879
Health Professionals$93,916
Insurance$87,450
Telephone Utilities$57,250
Oil & Gas$52,650
Telecom Services & Equipment$52,350
Banks and Credit$49,615
Electric Utilities$49,000
Real Estate$47,500
TV/Movies/Music$45,750

Subcommittee on Health
Chair – Rep. Joe Pitts, Pennsylvania

InterestContributions
Health Professionals$82,600
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$32,000
Oil & Gas$25,000
Electric Utilities$23,999
TV/Movies/Music$21,300
Telephone Utilities$16,000
Crop Production & Basic Processing$15,750
Chemical & Related Manufacturing$15,500
Hospitals/Nursing Homes$15,500
Agricultural Services/Products$14,250


Vice Chair
–Rep.  Mike Burgess, Texas

InterestContributions
Health Professionals$292,206
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$108,500
Oil & Gas$52,850
Electric Utilities$35,400
Health Services/HMOs$28,750
Hospitals/Nursing Homes$28,500
Lobbyists$27,300
Insurance$24,500
Lawyers/Law Firms$18,981
Air Transport$18,500


Subcommittee on Energy and Power
Chair – Rep. Ed Whitfield, Kentucky

InterestContributions
Health Professionals$184,000
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$80,000
Electric Utilities$54,250
Lawyers/Law Firms$34,035
Mining$29,790
Chemical & Related Manufacturing$29,000
Railroads$28,800
Oil & Gas$25,000
Beer, Wine & Liquor$24,751
Crop Production & Basic Processing$24,150


Vice Chair  – Rep. John Sullivan, Oklahoma

InterestContributions
Oil & Gas$124,800
Health Professionals$104,750
Electric Utilities$39,500
TV/Movies/Music$34,900
Real Estate$25,800
Banks and Credit$22,000
Trucking$21,400
Telephone Utilities$19,000
Lawyers/Law Firms$18,034
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$18,000


Subcommittee on Environment and Economy
Chair – Rep. John Shimkus, Illinois

InterestContributions
Health Professionals$161,900
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$136,958
Electric Utilities$74,600
Oil & Gas$59,500
Insurance$53,300
TV/Movies/Music$47,500
Lawyers/Law Firms$44,532
Mining$40,500
Health Services/HMOs$38,500
Lobbyists$33,650

Vice Chair – Rep. Tim Murphy, Pennsylvania

InterestContributions
Health Professionals$138,000
Oil & Gas$96,350
Electric Utilities$87,400
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$79,500
Real Estate$51,800
Chemical & Related Manufacturing$51,800
Lawyers/Law Firms$47,900
Hospitals/Nursing Homes$40,700
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$38,550
Lobbyists$35,150


Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
Chair – Rep.  Mary Bono Mack, California

InterestContributions
TV/Movies/Music$148,500
Health Professionals$95,400
Real Estate$82,650
Environment$55,353
Crop Production & Basic Processing$54,650
Electric Utilities$48,000
Securities & Investment$47,100
Lobbyists$46,211
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$45,750
Casinos/Gambling$42,700


Vice Chair – Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee

InterestContributions
Health Professionals$154,650
TV/Movies/Music$82,800
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$80,217
Oil & Gas$57,500
Insurance$48,865
Lawyers/Law Firms$38,775
Health Services/HMOs$38,500
Hospitals/Nursing Homes$33,114
Retail Sales$31,207
Accountants$30,150


Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Chair – Rep. Cliff Stearns, Florida

InterestContributions
TV/Movies/Music$61,900
Real Estate$48,133
Telecom Services & Equipment$36,500
Telephone Utilities$35,000
Lawyers/Law Firms$33,700
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$30,300
Health Professionals$27,850
Computers/Internet$23,400
Lobbyists$22,300
Electric Utilities$21,500

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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