NEWS

112th Congress Subcommittee Chairmen: Judiciary Committee

Chad Outler | January 15, 2011

Jan. 14, 2011 -- House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith 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.

Constitution Subcommittee -- Constitutional amendments, federal civil rights, ethics in government, tort liability, including medical malpractice and product liability, and legal reform.

Rep. Trent Franks, Arizona

InterestContributions
Defense Aerospace$34,250
Health Professionals$24,950
Computers/Internet$23,300
Defense Electronics$16,000
Misc Defense$14,500
Real Estate$13,000
TV/Movies/Music$12,300
Banks and Credit$10,500
Telecom Services & Equipment$8,000
Oil & Gas$7,050

Vice Chairman

Rep. Mike Pence, Indiana

InterestContributions
Securities & Investment$87,614
Lawyers/Law Firms$81,572
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$63,771
Real Estate$59,300
Banks and Credit$57,381
Oil & Gas$55,650
Health Professionals$54,733
Insurance$54,150
Pro-Israel$49,007
Food Processing & Sales$39,350

Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee -- U.S. courts, judicial ethics, bankruptcy and commercial law, bankruptcy judgeships, administrative law, independent counsel, and state taxation affecting interstate commerce.

Rep. Howard Coble, North Carolina

InterestContributions
Lawyers/Law Firms$31,999
TV/Movies/Music$29,250
Air Transport$24,500
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$18,500
Railroads$16,000
Beer, Wine & Liquor$15,500
Insurance$14,100
Electric Utilities$13,000
Construction Services$12,000
Lobbyists$11,500

Vice Chairman

Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina

InterestContributions
Lawyers/Law Firms$122,827
Health Professionals$58,000
Real Estate$26,600
Banks and Credit$18,650
Textiles$16,393
Automotive$13,000
Oil & Gas$12,750
Misc Business$10,450
Food & Beverage$10,250
Electric Utilities$10,000

Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee -- Criminal law enforcement, drug enforcement, sentencing, parole and pardons, internal and homeland security, prisons, and Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin

InterestContributions
TV/Movies/Music$32,500
Banks and Credit$23,800
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$21,000
Lawyers/Law Firms$16,460
Insurance$14,250
Computers/Internet$13,000
Beer, Wine & Liquor$12,650
Lobbyists$9,750
Telephone Utilities$9,750
Accountants$8,500

Vice Chairman

Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas

InterestContributions
Health Professionals$75,800
Oil & Gas$49,050
Banks and Credit$42,450
Misc Finance$35,100
Lawyers/Law Firms$22,721
Real Estate$21,800
Beer, Wine & Liquor$15,900
TV/Movies/Music$14,650
General Contractors$12,800
Accountants$11,750

Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet Subcommittee -- Copyright, patent, trademark law, information technology, and antitrust matters.

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia

InterestContributions
Computers/Internet$65,019
TV/Movies/Music$53,500
Crop Production & Basic Processing$37,690
Accountants$31,500
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$28,400
Food Processing & Sales$28,235
Lawyers/Law Firms$27,300
Agricultural Services/Products$22,500
Electric Utilities$20,000
Banks and Credit$18,500

Vice Chairman

Rep. Howard Coble, North Carolina

InterestContributions
Lawyers/Law Firms$31,999
TV/Movies/Music$29,250
Air Transport$24,500
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$18,500
Railroads$16,000
Beer, Wine & Liquor$15,500
Insurance$14,100
Electric Utilities$13,000
Construction Services$12,000
Lobbyists$11,500

Immigration Policy and Enforcement Subcommittee -- Immigration and naturalization, border security, admission of refugees, treaties, conventions and international agreements, claims against the United States, private immigration and claims bills, and non-border enforcement.

Rep. Elton Gallegly, California

InterestContributions
Real Estate$42,302
Lawyers/Law Firms$32,999
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$22,500
Automotive$22,225
Crop Production & Basic Processing$20,928
Building Materials & Equipment$19,200
TV/Movies/Music$16,625
Business Services$14,900
Beer, Wine & Liquor$12,900
Health Professionals$12,140

Vice Chairman

Rep. Steve King, Iowa

InterestContributions
Crop Production & Basic Processing$57,810
Agricultural Services/Products$41,629
Banks and Credit$28,960
Automotive$22,810
Food Processing & Sales$20,600
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$20,050
Misc Business$18,160
Beer, Wine & Liquor$17,850
Health Professionals$14,400
Livestock$14,250

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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