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    29 Mar 2017

    The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them

    Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided no credible reason for this being in the interest of Americans, except for vague platitudes about “consumer choice” and “free markets,” as if consumers at the mercy of their local internet monopoly are craving to have their web history quietly sold to marketers and any other 3rd party willing to pay.
    The only people who seem to want this are the people who are going to make lots of money from it. (Hint: they work for companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T.) Incidentally, these people and their companies routinely give lots of money to members of Congress.
    So here is a list of the lawmakers who voted to betray you, and how much money they received from the telecom industry in their most recent election cycle. 
    Note on the data below: donations include contributions from corporations in the telecom industry and employees of those corporations (individual and non-individual contributions). The largest donors tend to be corporations which contributed funds to the candidate and/or the candidate’s leadership organization (PAC). All figures only reflect donations tallied for the candidate’s most recent election — many have received total sums much larger than the figure reflected over the course of their career in Congress. Figures are from federal election data compiled by the National Institute on Money in State Politics (www.followthemoney.org).
    Additionally, it’s important to note that the communications industry is one of the largest lobbying groups in US history; internet providers and the telephone companies before them are notorious for spreading wealth across the aisle. Regardless, one party seems more responsive to the industry’s demands.

    US SENATE

    MEMBERPARTYSTATETOTAL
    Alexander, LamarRepublicanTN$86,400
    Barrasso, JohnRepublicanWY$63,000
    Blunt, RoyRepublicanMO$185,550
    Boozman, JohnRepublicanAR$56,450
    Burr, RichardRepublicanNC$58,500
    Capito, ShelleyRepublicanWV$24,675
    Cassidy, BillRepublicanLA$34,909
    Cochran, ThadRepublicanMS$123,750
    Collins, SusanRepublicanME$57,550
    Corker, BobRepublicanTN$43,600
    Cornyn, JohnRepublicanTX$148,800
    Cotton, TomRepublicanAR$70,025
    Crapo, MikeRepublicanID$11,000
    Cruz, TedRepublicanTX$40,840
    Daines, SteveRepublicanMT$38,700
    Enzi, MikeRepublicanWY$45,100
    Ernst, JoniRepublicanIA$28,200
    Fischer, DebraRepublicanNE$21,850
    Flake, JeffRepublicanAZ$27,955
    Gardner, CoryRepublicanCO$95,023
    Graham, LindseyRepublicanSC$74,522
    Grassley, ChuckRepublicanIA$135,125
    Hatch, OrrinRepublicanUT$106,750
    Heller, DeanRepublicanNV$78,950
    Hoeven, JohnRepublicanND$25,800
    Inhofe, JimRepublicanOK$38,000
    Johnson, RonRepublicanWI$123,652
    Kennedy, JohnRepublicanLA$1,000
    Lankford, JamesRepublicanOK$21,000
    Lee, MikeRepublicanUT$60,913
    McCain, JohnRepublicanAZ$84,125
    McConnell, MitchRepublicanKY$251,110
    Moran, JerryRepublicanKS$130,950
    Murkowski, LisaRepublicanAK$66,250
    Perdue, DavidRepublicanGA$37,000
    Portman, RobRepublicanOH$89,350
    Risch, JimRepublicanID$27,000
    Roberts, PatRepublicanKS$100,200
    Rounds, MikeRepublicanSD$40,166
    Rubio, MarcoRepublicanFL$75,535
    Sasse, BenjaminRepublicanNE$31,800
    Scott, TimRepublicanSC$60,200
    Shelby, RichardRepublicanAL$27,000
    Strange, LutherRepublicanAL$0*
    Sullivan, DanielRepublicanAK$10,550
    Thune, JohnRepublicanSD$215,000
    Tillis, ThomRepublicanNC$41,220
    Toomey, PatrickRepublicanPA$143,456
    Wicker, RogerRepublicanMS$151,800
    Young, ToddRepublicanIN$28,670
    *Senator Strange was appointed to Congress in February, 2017 to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ seat.

    US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    MEMBERPARTYSTATEDISTRICTTOTAL
    Abraham, RalphRepublicanLA5th$5,750
    Aderholt, RobertRepublicanAL4th$26,500
    Allen, RickRepublicanGA12th$9,500
    Amodei, MarkRepublicanNV2nd$22,000
    Arrington, JodeyRepublicanTX19th$8,450
    Babin, BrianRepublicanTX36th$8,000
    Bacon, DonaldRepublicanNE2nd$7,000
    Banks, JimRepublicanIN3rd$12,100
    Barletta, LouRepublicanPA11th$14,700
    Barr, AndyRepublicanKY6th$28,400
    Barton, JoeRepublicanTX6th$39,750
    Bergman, JackRepublicanMI1st$21,200
    Biggs, AndyRepublicanAZ5th$5,000
    Bilirakis, GusRepublicanFL12th$55,000
    Bishop, MikeRepublicanMI8th$40,500
    Bishop, RobRepublicanUT1st$5,500
    Black, DianeRepublicanTN6th$27,750
    Blackburn, MarshaRepublicanTN7th$84,000
    Blum, RodneyRepublicanIA1st$5,500
    Bost, MikeRepublicanIL12th$29,750
    Brady, KevinRepublicanTX8th$20,000
    Brat, DavidRepublicanVA7th$6,000
    Bridenstine, JimRepublicanOK1st$1,000
    Brooks, SusanRepublicanIN5th$44,300
    Buchanan, VernRepublicanFL16th$18,900
    Buck, KenRepublicanCO4th$15,750
    Bucshon, LarryRepublicanIN8th$33,000
    Budd, TheodoreRepublicanNC13th$10,000
    Burgess, MichaelRepublicanTX26th$39,500
    Byrne, BradleyRepublicanAL1st$17,500
    Calvert, KenRepublicanCA42nd$12,000
    Carter, BuddyRepublicanGA1st$12,250
    Carter, JohnRepublicanTX31st$22,500
    Chabot, StevenRepublicanOH1st$25,500
    Chaffetz, JasonRepublicanUT3rd$38,100
    Cheney, LizRepublicanWY1st$18,400
    Cole, TomRepublicanOK4th$14,000
    Collins, DougRepublicanGA9th$42,850
    Collins, ChrisRepublicanNY27th$57,500
    Comer, JamesRepublicanKY1st$14,750
    Comstock, BarbaraRepublicanVA10th$56,457
    Conaway, MikeRepublicanTX11th$18,500
    Cook, PaulRepublicanCA8th$15,000
    Costello, RyanRepublicanPA6th$38,750
    Cramer, KevinRepublicanND1st$71,750
    Crawford, EricRepublicanAR1st$9,000
    Culberson, JohnRepublicanTX7th$8,000
    Curbelo, CarlosRepublicanFL26th$45,700
    Davis, RodneyRepublicanIL13th$49,000
    Denham, JeffreyRepublicanCA10th$47,000
    Dent, CharlesRepublicanPA15th$25,200
    DeSantis, RonRepublicanFL6th$21,634
    DesJarlais, ScottRepublicanTN4th$3,000
    Diaz-Balart, MarioRepublicanFL25th$26,500
    Donovan, DanielRepublicanNY11th$16,000
    Duncan, JeffRepublicanSC3rd$12,610
    Dunn, NealRepublicanFL2nd$13,750
    Emmer, ThomasRepublicanMN6th$18,500
    Farenthold, BlakeRepublicanTX27th$19,000
    Ferguson, AndersonRepublicanGA3rd$7,000
    Fitzpatrick, Brian**RepublicanPA8th$32,600
    Fleischmann, ChuckRepublicanTN3rd$18,000
    Flores, BillRepublicanTX17th$40,500
    Fortenberry, JeffRepublicanNE1st$3,500
    Foxx, VirginiaRepublicanNC5th$13,250
    Franks, TrentRepublicanAZ8th$16,500
    Frelinghuysen, RodneyRepublicanNJ11th$55,456
    Gaetz, MattRepublicanFL1st$7,000
    Gallagher, MikeRepublicanWI8th$16,019
    Garrett, Tom*RepublicanVA5th$3,250
    Gibbs, RobertRepublicanOH7th$8,000
    Gohmert, LouieRepublicanTX1st$8,000
    Goodlatte, BobRepublicanVA6th$73,950
    Gosar, PaulRepublicanAZ4th$2,000
    Gowdy, HaroldRepublicanSC4th$15,750
    Granger, KayRepublicanTX12th$15,000
    Graves, JohnRepublicanGA14th$34,000
    Graves, SamRepublicanMO6th$31,000
    Griffith, TimRepublicanAR2nd$16,915
    Griffith, MorganRepublicanVA9th$36,500
    Grothman, GlennRepublicanWI6th$10,600
    Guthrie, StevenRepublicanKY2nd$81,500
    Harper, GreggRepublicanMS3rd$33,800
    Harriis, AndyRepublicanMD1st$3,000
    Hartzler, VickiRepublicanMO4th$10,500
    Hensarling, JebRepublicanTX5th$10,000
    Hice, JodyRepublicanGA10th$6,000
    Higgins, ClayRepublicanLA3rd$300
    Holding, GeorgeRepublicanNC2nd$31,100
    Hollingsworth, TreyRepublicanIN9th$10,000
    Hudson, RichardRepublicanNC8th$45,400
    Huizenga, BillRepublicanMI2nd$7,500
    Hultgreen, RandyRepublicanIL14th$10,000
    Hunter, DuncanRepublicanCA50th$19,000
    Hurd, WilliamRepublicanTX23rd$63,000
    Issa, DarrellRepublicanCA49th$66,275
    Jenkins, LynnRepublicanKS2nd$34,750
    Jenkins, EvanRepublicanWV3rd$10,000
    Johnson, BillRepublicanOH6th$56,500
    Johnson, SamRepublicanTX3rd$16,700
    Jordan, JamesRepublicanOH4th$24,750
    Joyce, DavidRepublicanOH14th$16,500
    Katko, JohnRepublicanNY24th$32,250
    Kelly, TrentRepublicanMS1st$3,300
    Kelly, MikeRepublicanPA3rd$34,700
    King, SteveRepublicanIA4th$20,500
    King, PeterRepublicanNY2nd$9,000
    Kinzinger, AdamRepublicanIL16th$75,250
    Knight, SteveRepublicanCA25th$32,500
    Kustoff, DavidRepublicanTN8th$16,300
    Labrador, RaulRepublicanID1st$10,000
    LaHood, DarinRepublicanIL18th$15,500
    LaMalfa, DougRepublicanCA1st$5,000
    Lamborn, DougRepublicanCO5th$28,400
    Lance, LeonardRepublicanNJ7th$43,000
    Latta, BobRepublicanOH5th$91,000
    Lewis, JasonRepublicanMN2nd$10,500
    LoBiondo, FrankRepublicanNJ2nd$14,500
    Long, BillyRepublicanMO7th$57,250
    Loudermilk, BarryRepublicanGA11th$8,000
    Love, MiaRepublicanUT4th$16,500
    Lucas, FrankRepublicanOK3rd$14,500
    Luetkemeyer, BlaineRepublicanMO3rd$21,000
    MacArthur, TomRepublicanNJ3rd$19,000
    Marchant, KennyRepublicanTX24th$12,000
    Marshall, RogerRepublicanKS1st$20,500
    Massie, ThomasRepublicanKY4th$2,750
    Mast, BrianRepublicanFL18th$10,500
    McCarthy, KevinRepublicanCA23rd$99,100
    McCaul, MichaelRepublicanTX10th$37,200
    McHenry, PatrickRepublicanNC10th$51,000
    McKinley, DavidRepublicanWV1st$24,500
    McSally, MarthaRepublicanAZ2nd$40,500
    Meadows, MarkRepublicanNC11th$4,000
    Meehan, PatrickRepublicanPA7th$64,200
    Messer, LukeRepublicanIN6th$18,750
    Mitchell, PaulRepublicanMI10thNo Data
    McMorris, CathyRepublicanWA5thNo Data
    Moolenaar, JohnRepublicanMI4th$12,500
    Mooney, AlexanderRepublicanWV2nd$6,000
    Mullin, MarkwayneRepublicanOK2nd$47,250
    Murphy, TimothyRepublicanPA18th$26,000
    Newhouse, DanielRepublicanWA4th$10,000
    Noem, KristiRepublicanSD1st$38,200
    Nunes, DevinRepublicanCA22nd$37,750
    Olson, PeteRepublicanTX22nd$57,500
    Palazzo, StevenRepublicanMS4th$11,100
    Palmer, GaryRepublicanAL6th$2,000
    Paulsen, ErikRepublicanMN3rd$50,500
    Pearce, SteveRepublicanNM2nd$20,400
    Perry, ScottRepublicanPA4th$17,000
    Poe, TedRepublicanTX2nd$23,000
    Poliquin, BruceRepublicanME2nd$47,500
    Posey, BillRepublicanFL8th$3,000
    Ratcliffe, JohnRepublicanTX4th$24,500
    Reed, ThomasRepublicanNY23rd$31,500
    Renacci, JimRepublicanOH16th$48,000
    Rice, HughRepublicanSC7th$18,500
    Roby, MarthaRepublicanAL2nd$33,200
    Roe, PhilRepublicanTN1st$500
    Rogers, MikeRepublicanAL3rd$25,000
    Rogers, HalRepublicanKY5th$12,500
    Rohrabacher, DanaRepublicanCA48th$1,350
    Rokita, ToddRepublicanIN4th$20,200
    Rooney, LaurenceRepublicanFL19th$16,625
    Rooney, TomRepublicanFL17th$19,000
    Roskam, PeterRepublicanIL6th$33,600
    Ross, DennisRepublicanFL15th$17,000
    Rothfus, KeithRepublicanPA12th$30,900
    Rouzer, DavidRepublicanNC7th$15,000
    Royce, EdwardRepublicanCA39th$14,000
    Russell, StevenRepublicanOK5th$16,450
    Rutherford, JohnRepublicanFL4th$6,000
    Scalise, SteveRepublicanLA1st$121,750
    Schweikert, DavidRepublicanAZ6th$4,000
    Scott, JamesRepublicanGA8th$6,000
    Sensenbrenner, JimRepublicanWI5th$30,000
    Sessions, PeteRepublicanTX32nd$40,400
    Shimkus, JohnRepublicanIL15th$104,425
    Shuster, BillRepublicanPA9th$35,500
    Smith, JasonRepublicanMO8th$47,500
    Smith, AdrianRepublicanNE3rd$28,500
    Smith, ChristopherRepublicanNJ4th$6,000
    Smith, LamarRepublicanTX21st$56,200
    Smucker, LloydRepublicanPA16th$8,000
    Stewart, ChrisRepublicanUT2nd$12,500
    Stivers, SteveRepublicanOH15th$27,000
    Taylor, ScottRepublicanVA2ndNo Data
    Tenney, ClaudiaRepublicanNY22nd$8,500
    Thompson, GlennRepublicanPA5th$16,500
    Thornberry, MacRepublicanTX13th$32,025
    Tiberi, PatrickRepublicanOH12th$53,250
    Tipton, ScottRepublicanCO3rd$23,500
    Trott, DaveRepublicanMI11th$12,500
    Turner, MikeRepublicanOH10th$6,000
    Upton, FredRepublicanMI6th$108,250
    Valadao, DavidRepublicanCA21st$37,400
    Wagner, AnnRepublicanMO2nd$45,750
    Walberg, TimothyRepublicanMI7th$38,500
    Walden, GregoryRepublicanOR2nd$155,100
    Walker, BradleyRepublicanNC6th$16,750
    Walorski, JackieRepublicanIN2nd$21,250
    Walters, MimiRepublicanCA45th$47,450
    Weber, RandyRepublicanTX14th$4,000
    Webster, DanielRepublicanFL11th$2,500
    Wenstrup, BradRepublicanOH2nd$9,400
    Westerman, BruceRepublicanAR4th$11,000
    Williams, RogerRepublicanTX25th$5,500
    Wilson, JoeRepublicanSC2nd$11,500
    Wittman, RobRepublicanVA1st$11,050
    Womack, SteveRepublicanAR3rd$15,500
    Woodall, RobRepublicanGA7th$9,250
    Yoho, TedRepublicanFL:3rd$4,000
    Young, DonRepublicanAK1st$28,650
    Young, DavidRepublicanIA3rd$41,750
    *Data for this representative obtained from the Virginia Public Access Project.
    **Data for this representative obtained from Open Secrets.
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