Jan. 14, 2011 -- House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings 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.
Energy and Mineral Resources -- Oversees American energy production and mining on federal lands – both onshore and offshore.
Rep. Doug Lamborn, Colorado
|Oil & Gas||$31,500|
|Telecom Services & Equipment||$8,000|
Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs -- Responsible for all issues pertaining to wildlife resources, fisheries, oceanography, and insular areas. The Insular areas of the U.S. include the territories of American Samoa, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), as well as the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
Rep. John Fleming, Louisiana
|Oil & Gas||$130,550|
|Banks and Credit||$33,700|
National Parks, Forests and Public Lands -- Responsible for all matters related to the National Park System, U.S. Forests, public lands and national monuments.
Rep. Rob Bishop, Utah
|Oil & Gas||$17,750|
|Banks and Credit||$9,490|
Indian and Alaska Native Affairs -- Oversees all matters regarding Native Americans, including the 562 federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native Corporations, and nearly 1.9 million American Indians.
Rep. Don Young, Alaska
|Food & Beverage||$28,376|
|Building Trade Unions||$27,250|
|Oil & Gas||$25,050|
Water and Power -- Responsible for matters concerning America’s water resources, federal irrigation projects, generation of electric power from federal water projects and interstate water issues.
Rep. Tom McClintock, California
|Oil & Gas||$30,700|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$14,075|
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)