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House Oversight Committee to be Chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa

Chad Outler | December 17, 2010

Dec. 8, 2010 -- California Rep. Darrell Issa has been named to lead the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, according to the New York Times. Issa represents California's 49th Congressional District, which includes Oceanside, Vista and Camp Pendleton.

The following are the top ten contributors to Issa's campaign by interest group:

InterestContributions
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$50,750
Computers/Internet$46,774
Public Sector Unions$41,000
Casinos/Gambling$39,700
Lawyers/Law Firms$39,404
Defense Electronics$39,000
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing      $27,350
Oil & Gas$26,500
Accountants$25,150
TV/Movies/Music$24,200

Rep. Darrell Issa will replace Edolphous Towns (D-N.Y.) as chairman of the House Oversight Committee in the 112th Congress. The following are the top ten contributors to Towns' campaign by interest group:

InterestContributions
Health Professionals$103,075
Lawyers/Law Firms$99,824
Public Sector Unions$84,500
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products        $61,715
TV/Movies/Music$54,850
Health Services/HMOs$54,755
Lobbyists$51,350
Electric Utilities$51,050
Computers/Internet$43,200
Real Estate$34,700

Contributions above are for the last two years of available data, Oct 14, 2008 - Oct 13, 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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