Dec. 17, 2010 -- Rep. Ralph Hall will be the chairman of the House Science and Technology Committee for the 112th Congress, according to the New York Times. Hall, who represents Texas's 4th Congressional district, is currently serving as the ranking minority member on the committee.
The following are the top ten contributors to Hall's campaign by interest group:
|Oil & Gas||$51,050|
|Banks and Credit||$25,350|
|Electronics Mfg & Services||$19,200|
Rep. Hall will be replacing the current chair of the Science and Technology Committee, Tennessee Democrat Bart Gordon. The following are the top ten contributors to Gordon's campaign by interest group:
|Chemical & Related Manufacturing||$21,499|
|Public Sector Unions||$20,500|
|Oil & Gas||$13,500|
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).