The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs

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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 third 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, Paul**RepublicanMI10th$10,000
McMorris-Rogers, Cathy**RepublicanWA5th$75,900
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, Scott**RepublicanVA2nd$14,000
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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