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    Mining money flooded Congress before vote

    Sweep­ing mine-safety le­gis­la­tion was pro­posed in the wake of the April 2010 ex­plo­sion at the Up­per Big Branch coal mine in Mont­coal, W.Va. The min­ing in­dustry doubled up on its polit­ic­al con­tri­bu­tions to mem­bers of Con­gress, and an amended bill ul­ti­mately failed by a House vote on Dec. 8, 2010. At least 144 mem­bers who voted against the bill re­ceived min­ing in­dustry money, in­clud­ing two mem­bers who sup­por­ted an earli­er version.

    A list of House mem­bers, how much mine-in­dustry money they re­ceived, and how they voted, is be­low. “Yes” votes favored tight­en­ing safety reg­u­la­tions. “No” voters and those who did not vote com­bined to en­sure it did not pass.

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    May 7, 2011
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    Member State Party Vote Mining contributions
    Blunt, Roy Missouri R $210,323.00
    Boehner, John Ohio R $113,150.00
    Altmire, Jason Pennsylvania D $101,600.00
    Barton, Joe Texas R $67,800.00
    Critz, Mark Pennsylvania D $66,200.00
    Capito, Shelley Moore West Virginia R $56,950.00
    Salazar, John Colorado D $54,000.00
    Rahall, Nick West Virginia D $50,800.00
    Boozman, John Arkansas R $43,675.00
    Shimkus, John M. Illinois R $41,500.00
    Lummis, Cynthia Marie Wyoming R $36,499.00
    Cantor, Eric Virginia R $35,600.00
    Wilson, Charlie Ohio D $33,400.00
    Boucher, Rick Virginia D $32,400.00
    Whitfield, Ed Kentucky R $31,250.00
    Matheson, Jim Utah D $30,750.00
    Emerson, Jo Ann Missouri R $30,700.00
    Murphy, Tim Pennsylvania R $29,000.00
    Rogers, Hal Kentucky R $28,750.00
    Costello, Jerry F. Illinois D $28,000.00
    Holden, Tim Pennsylvania D $27,000.00
    Davis, Geoff Kentucky R $26,350.00
    Upton, Fred Michigan R $26,000.00
    Heller, Dean Nevada R $25,500.00
    Bachus, Spencer Alabama R $25,000.00
    Berkley, Shelley Nevada D $22,000.00
    Mollohan, Alan B. West Virginia D $21,300.00
    Titus, Dina Nevada D $21,000.00
    Rehberg, Denny Montana R $20,650.00
    Minnick, Walt Idaho D $20,500.00
    McMorris Rodgers, Cathy Washington R $20,350.00
    Boren, Dan Oklahoma D $19,300.00
    Moran, Jerry Kansas R $18,000.00
    Lamborn, Douglas L. Colorado R $17,500.00
    Hastings, Doc Washington R $17,250.00
    Camp, Dave Michigan R $17,000.00
    Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie South Dakota D $17,000.00
    Ross, Mike Arkansas D $16,000.00
    Guthrie, Steven Brett Kentucky R $15,500.00
    Thompson, Glenn Pennsylvania R $15,400.00
    Bishop, Rob Utah R $14,500.00
    Melancon, Charles Louisiana D $14,250.00
    Donnelly, Joe Indiana D $13,600.00
    Simpson, Mike Idaho R $13,250.00
    Tiberi, Patrick J. Ohio R $13,100.00
    Rogers, Mike D. Alabama R $13,050.00
    Space, Zachary T. Ohio D $12,850.00
    Barrow, John Georgia D $12,000.00
    Dingell, John D. Michigan D $11,500.00
    Putnam, Adam H. Florida R $11,500.00
    Hoyer, Steny H. Maryland D $11,000.00
    Sessions, Pete Texas R $11,000.00
    Jenkins, Lynn Kansas R $9,900.00
    Griffith, Parker Alabama R $9,500.00
    Schmidt, Jean Ohio R $9,400.00
    Foxx, Virginia North Carolina R $8,400.00
    Pence, Mike Indiana R $8,000.00
    Rogers, Mike Michigan R $8,000.00
    Dahlkemper, Kathleen Pennsylvania D $7,900.00
    Pomeroy, Earl North Dakota D $7,550.00
    Chaffetz, Jason Utah R $7,500.00
    Stearns, Cliff Florida R $7,500.00
    Ellsworth, Brad Indiana D $7,400.00
    LaTourette, Steven C. Ohio R $7,000.00
    McCaul, Michael Texas R $6,800.00
    Aderholt, Robert B. Alabama R $6,500.00
    Gordon, Bart Tennessee D $6,400.00
    Sullivan, John Oklahoma R $6,400.00
    Shuster, Bill Pennsylvania R $6,250.00
    Kline, John Minnesota R $6,000.00
    McCotter, Thad Michigan R $6,000.00
    Nunes, Devin Gerald California R $6,000.00
    Walden, Greg Oregon R $6,000.00
    Young, Don Alaska R $5,950.00
    Tiahrt, Todd Kansas R $5,800.00
    Coffman, Mike Colorado R $5,500.00
    Duncan, John J. Jr. Tennessee R $5,500.00
    Kirkpatrick, Ann Arizona D $5,500.00
    Wilson, Joe South Carolina R $5,300.00
    Blackburn, Marsha Tennessee R $5,000.00
    Bright, Bobby Alabama D $5,000.00
    Doyle, Mike Pennsylvania D $5,000.00
    Issa, Darrell California R $5,000.00
    Lujan, Ben R. New Mexico D $5,000.00
    Rooney, Tom Florida R $5,000.00
    Shadegg, John Arizona R $5,000.00
    Skelton, Ike Missouri D $5,000.00
    Stutzman, Marlin A. Indiana R $5,000.00
    Hill, Baron Indiana D $4,900.00
    Roe, Phil Tennessee R $4,900.00
    Berman, Howard L. California D $4,800.00
    Ryan, Paul Wisconsin R $4,700.00
    Boustany, Charles W. Jr. Louisiana R $4,500.00
    Giffords, Gabrielle Arizona D $4,500.00
    Mitchell, Harry E. Arizona D $4,500.00
    Price, Tom Georgia R $4,500.00
    Scalise, Steve Louisiana R $4,500.00
    Bonner, Jo Alabama R $4,000.00
    Gohmert, Louis B. Jr. Texas R $4,000.00
    Graves, Sam Missouri R $4,000.00
    Kingston, Jack Georgia R $4,000.00
    Luetkemeyer, Blaine Missouri R $4,000.00
    Meek, Kendrick B. Florida D $4,000.00
    Oberstar, James L. Minnesota D $4,000.00
    Schock, Aaron Illinois R $4,000.00
    Bono Mack, Mary California R $3,500.00
    Heinrich, Martin New Mexico D $3,500.00
    Herger, Wally California R $3,500.00
    Lewis, Jerry California R $3,500.00
    McCarthy, Kevin California R $3,500.00
    Mica, John L. Florida R $3,500.00
    Miller, Candice S. Michigan R $3,500.00
    Perlmutter, Edwin G. Colorado D $3,500.00
    Akin, Todd Missouri R $3,400.00
    Lungren, Dan California R $3,400.00
    Carney, Chris Pennsylvania D $3,300.00
    Berry, Marion Arkansas D $3,000.00
    Biggert, Judy Illinois R $3,000.00
    Calvert, Ken California R $3,000.00
    Childers, Travis W. Mississippi D $3,000.00
    Davis, Lincoln Tennessee D $3,000.00
    Fleming, John Louisiana R $3,000.00
    Teague, Harry New Mexico D $3,000.00
    Alexander, Rodney Louisiana R $2,500.00
    Flake, Jeff Arizona R $2,500.00
    Latta, Robert E. Ohio R $2,500.00
    Levin, Sander Michigan D $2,500.00
    Ryan, Tim Ohio D $2,500.00
    Carter, John Texas R $2,400.00
    Engel, Eliot L. New York D $2,400.00
    Paul, Ron Texas R $2,400.00
    Boyd, Allen Florida D $2,000.00
    Costa, Jim California D $2,000.00
    Edwards, Chet Texas D $2,000.00
    Gerlach, Jim Pennsylvania R $2,000.00
    Granger, Kay Texas R $2,000.00
    Green, Gene Texas D $2,000.00
    Hall, Ralph M. Texas R $2,000.00
    Hunter, Duncan D. California R $2,000.00
    King, Steven A. Iowa R $2,000.00
    Latham, Tom Iowa R $2,000.00
    Peters, Gary Michigan D $2,000.00
    Rangel, Charles B. New York D $2,000.00
    Smith, Adrian Nebraska R $2,000.00
    Sutton, Betty Sue Ohio D $2,000.00
    Terry, Lee Nebraska R $2,000.00
    Boccieri, John A. Ohio D $1,500.00
    Broun, Paul Jr. Georgia R $1,500.00
    Clay, William L. Jr. Missouri D $1,500.00
    Franks, Trent Arizona R $1,500.00
    Bartlett, Roscoe G. Maryland R $1,000.00
    Capuano, Michael E. Massachusetts D $1,000.00
    Cardoza, Dennis California D $1,000.00
    Cassidy, Bill Louisiana R $1,000.00
    Culberson, John Texas R $1,000.00
    Davis, Artur Alabama D $1,000.00
    Dent, Charlie Pennsylvania R $1,000.00
    Doggett, Lloyd Texas D $1,000.00
    Frelinghuysen, Rodney New Jersey R $1,000.00
    Garrett, Scott New Jersey R $1,000.00
    Gingrey, Phil Georgia R $1,000.00
    Goodlatte, Bob Virginia R $1,000.00
    Hensarling, Jeb Texas R $1,000.00
    Kind, Ron Wisconsin D $1,000.00
    Manzullo, Don Illinois R $1,000.00
    McClintock, Tom California R $1,000.00
    McIntyre, Mike North Carolina D $1,000.00
    McKeon, Howard P. (Buck) California R $1,000.00
    Myrick, Sue North Carolina R $1,000.00
    Neal, Richard E. Massachusetts D $1,000.00
    Nye, Glenn Virginia D $1,000.00
    Pastor, Ed Arizona D $1,000.00
    Peterson, Collin C. Minnesota D $1,000.00
    Radanovich, George California R $1,000.00
    Roskam, Peter Illinois R $1,000.00
    Schauer, Mark Michigan D $1,000.00
    Smith, Lamar Texas R $1,000.00
    Tanner, John Tennessee D $1,000.00
    Welch, Peter Vermont D $1,000.00
    Westmoreland, Lynn A. Georgia R $1,000.00
    Courtney, Joe Connecticut D $950.00
    Murphy, Christopher S. Connecticut D $950.00
    DeGette, Diana Colorado D $750.00
    Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana Florida R $600.00
    Markey, Betsy Colorado D $550.00
    Austria, Steve C. Ohio R $500.00
    Bachmann, Michele Minnesota R $500.00
    Graves, Tom Georgia R $500.00
    Reichert, Dave Washington R $500.00
    McCarthy, Carolyn New York D $450.00
    Larson, John B. Connecticut D $250.00
    Lipinski, Daniel Illinois D $250.00
    Sestak, Joseph A. Jr. Pennsylvania D $250.00
    Spratt, John M. Jr. South Carolina D $250.00
    Tonko, Paul New York D $250.00
    Stupak, Bart Michigan D $100.00
    Cole, Tom Oklahoma R ($1,000.00)
    Richardson, Laura California D ($1,000.00)
    Wamp, Zach Tennessee R ($1,000.00)
    Ackerman, Gary New York D N/A
    Adler, John H. New Jersey D N/A
    Andrews, Robert E. New Jersey D N/A
    Arcuri, Michael New York D N/A
    Baca, Joe California D N/A
    Baird, Brian Washington D N/A
    Baldwin, Tammy Wisconsin D N/A
    Barrett, Gresham South Carolina R N/A
    Bean, Melissa Illinois D N/A
    Becerra, Xavier California D N/A
    Bilbray, Brian P. California R N/A
    Bilirakis, Gus Florida R N/A
    Bishop, Sanford D. Jr. Georgia D N/A
    Bishop, Timothy H. New York D N/A
    Blumenauer, Earl Oregon D N/A
    Boswell, Leonard L. Iowa D N/A
    Brady, Kevin Texas R N/A
    Brady, Robert A. Pennsylvania D N/A
    Braley, Bruce Iowa D N/A
    Brown, Corrine Florida D N/A
    Brown, Henry South Carolina R N/A
    Brown-Waite, Ginny Florida R N/A
    Buchanan, Vernon Florida R N/A
    Burgess, Michael Texas R N/A
    Burton, Dan Indiana R N/A
    Butterfield, G. K. North Carolina D N/A
    Buyer, Steve Indiana R N/A
    Campbell, John California R N/A
    Cao, Joseph Louisiana R N/A
    Capps, Lois California D N/A
    Carnahan, Russ Missouri D N/A
    Carson, Andre Indiana D N/A
    Castle, Michael N. Delaware R N/A
    Castor, Kathy Florida D N/A
    Chandler, Ben Kentucky D N/A
    Chu, Judy California D N/A
    Clarke, Yvette D. New York D N/A
    Cleaver, Emanuel Missouri D N/A
    Clyburn, James E. South Carolina D N/A
    Coble, Howard North Carolina R N/A
    Cohen, Stephen Ira Tennessee D N/A
    Conaway, Mike Texas R N/A
    Connolly, Gerry Virginia D N/A
    Conyers, John Jr. Michigan D N/A
    Cooper, Jim Tennessee D N/A
    Crenshaw, Ander Florida R N/A
    Crowley, Joseph New York D N/A
    Cuellar, Henry Texas D N/A
    Cummings, Elijah E. Maryland D N/A
    Davis, Danny K. Illinois D N/A
    Davis, Susan A. California D N/A
    DeFazio, Peter Oregon D N/A
    DeLauro, Rosa L. Connecticut D N/A
    Delahunt, Bill Massachusetts D N/A
    Deutch, Ted Florida D N/A
    Diaz-Balart, Lincoln Florida R N/A
    Diaz-Balart, Mario Florida R N/A
    Dicks, Norm Washington D N/A
    Djou, Charles Hawaii R N/A
    Dreier, David California R N/A
    Driehaus, Steve Ohio D N/A
    Edwards, Donna Maryland D N/A
    Ehlers, Vernon J. Michigan R N/A
    Ellison, Keith Minnesota D N/A
    Eshoo, Anna California D N/A
    Etheridge, Bob North Carolina D N/A
    Fallin, Mary Oklahoma R N/A
    Farr, Sam California D N/A
    Fattah, Chaka Pennsylvania D N/A
    Filner, Bob California D N/A
    Forbes, J. Randy Virginia R N/A
    Fortenberry, Jeffrey Lane Nebraska R N/A
    Foster, Bill Illinois D N/A
    Frank, Barney Massachusetts D N/A
    Fudge, Marcia L. Ohio D N/A
    Gallegly, Elton California R N/A
    Garamendi, John California D N/A
    Gonzalez, Charlie A. Texas D N/A
    Grayson, Alan Florida D N/A
    Green, Al Texas D N/A
    Grijalva, Raul M. Arizona D N/A
    Gutierrez, Luis V. Illinois D N/A
    Hall, John New York D N/A
    Halvorson, Deborah Illinois D N/A
    Hare, Phil Illinois D N/A
    Harman, Jane California D N/A
    Harper, Gregg Mississippi R N/A
    Hastings, Alcee L. Florida D N/A
    Higgins, Brian M. New York D N/A
    Himes, Jim Connecticut D N/A
    Hinchey, Maurice New York D N/A
    Hinojosa, Ruben Texas D N/A
    Hirono, Mazie K. Hawaii D N/A
    Hodes, Paul W. New Hampshire D N/A
    Hoekstra, Peter Michigan R N/A
    Holt, Rush New Jersey D N/A
    Honda, Mike California D N/A
    Inglis, Bob South Carolina R N/A
    Inslee, Jay R. Washington D N/A
    Israel, Steve New York D N/A
    Jackson Lee, Sheila Texas D N/A
    Jackson, Jesse Jr. Illinois D N/A
    Johnson, Eddie Bernice Texas D N/A
    Johnson, Hank Georgia D N/A
    Johnson, Sam Texas R N/A
    Johnson, Timothy V. Illinois R N/A
    Jones, Walter B. Jr. North Carolina R N/A
    Jordan, James D. Ohio R N/A
    Kagen, Steve Wisconsin D N/A
    Kanjorski, Paul E. Pennsylvania D N/A
    Kaptur, Marcy Ohio D N/A
    Kennedy, Patrick J. Rhode Island D N/A
    Kildee, Dale E. Michigan D N/A
    Kilpatrick, Carolyn Cheeks Michigan D N/A
    Kilroy, Mary Jo Ohio D N/A
    King, Pete New York R N/A
    Kissell, Larry North Carolina D N/A
    Klein, Ron Florida D N/A
    Kosmas, Suzanne Florida D N/A
    Kratovil, Frank M. Jr. Maryland D N/A
    Kucinich, Dennis J. Ohio D N/A
    Lance, Leonard New Jersey R N/A
    Langevin, Jim Rhode Island D N/A
    Larsen, Rick Washington D N/A
    Lee, Barbara California D N/A
    Lee, Christopher J. New York R N/A
    Lewis, John Georgia D N/A
    Linder, John Georgia R N/A
    LoBiondo, Frank A. New Jersey R N/A
    Loebsack, David Iowa D N/A
    Lofgren, Zoe California D N/A
    Lowey, Nita M. New York D N/A
    Lucas, Frank D. Oklahoma R N/A
    Lynch, Stephen F. Massachusetts D N/A
    Mack, Connie Florida R N/A
    Maffei, Dan New York D N/A
    Maloney, Carolyn B. New York D N/A
    Marchant, Kenny Texas R N/A
    Markey, Edward J. Massachusetts D N/A
    Marshall, Jim Georgia D N/A
    Matsui, Doris O. California D N/A
    McCollum, Betty Minnesota D N/A
    McDermott, Jim Washington D N/A
    McGovern, James P. Massachusetts D N/A
    McHenry, Patrick North Carolina R N/A
    McMahon, Michael E. New York D N/A
    McNerney, Jerry California D N/A
    Meeks, Gregory W. New York D N/A
    Michaud, Mike Maine D N/A
    Miller, Brad North Carolina D N/A
    Miller, Gary California R N/A
    Miller, George California D N/A
    Miller, Jeff Florida R N/A
    Moore, Dennis Kansas D N/A
    Moore, Gwen Wisconsin D N/A
    Moran, Jim Virginia D N/A
    Murphy, Patrick J. Pennsylvania D N/A
    Murphy, Scott New York D N/A
    Nadler, Jerrold New York D N/A
    Napolitano, Grace California D N/A
    Neugebauer, Randy Texas R N/A
    Obey, David R. Wisconsin D N/A
    Olson, Pete Texas R N/A
    Olver, John W. Massachusetts D N/A
    Ortiz, Solomon P. Texas D N/A
    Owens, Bill New York D N/A
    Pallone, Frank Jr. New Jersey D N/A
    Pascrell, Bill Jr. New Jersey D N/A
    Paulsen, Erik Minnesota R N/A
    Payne, Donald M. New Jersey D N/A
    Perriello, Tom Virginia D N/A
    Petri, Tom Wisconsin R N/A
    Pingree, Chellie Maine D N/A
    Pitts, Joe Pennsylvania R N/A
    Platts, Todd Pennsylvania R N/A
    Poe, Ted Texas R N/A
    Polis, Jared Colorado D N/A
    Posey, Bill Florida R N/A
    Price, David North Carolina D N/A
    Quigley, Mike Illinois D N/A
    Reed, Tom New York R N/A
    Reyes, Silvestre Texas D N/A
    Rodriguez, Ciro D. Texas D N/A
    Rohrabacher, Dana California R N/A
    Rothman, Steven R. New Jersey D N/A
    Roybal-Allard, Lucille California D N/A
    Royce, Ed California R N/A
    Ruppersberger, Dutch Maryland D N/A
    Rush, Bobby L. Illinois D N/A
    Sanchez, Linda California D N/A
    Sanchez, Loretta California D N/A
    Sarbanes, John Maryland D N/A
    Schakowsky, Jan Illinois D N/A
    Schiff, Adam California D N/A
    Schrader, Kurt Oregon D N/A
    Schultz, Debbie Wasserman Florida D N/A
    Schwartz, Allyson Pennsylvania D N/A
    Scott, David Georgia D N/A
    Scott, Robert C. Virginia D N/A
    Sensenbrenner, F. James Jr. Wisconsin R N/A
    Serrano, Jose E. New York D N/A
    Shea-Porter, Carol New Hampshire D N/A
    Sherman, Brad California D N/A
    Shuler, Heath North Carolina D N/A
    Sires, Albio New Jersey D N/A
    Slaughter, Louise M. New York D N/A
    Smith, Adam Washington D N/A
    Smith, Chris New Jersey R N/A
    Snyder, Vic Arkansas D N/A
    Speier, Jackie California D N/A
    Stark, Pete California D N/A
    Taylor, Gene Mississippi D N/A
    Thompson, Bennie G. Mississippi D N/A
    Thompson, Mike California D N/A
    Thornberry, Mac Texas R N/A
    Tierney, John F. Massachusetts D N/A
    Towns, Edolphus New York D N/A
    Tsongas, Niki Massachusetts D N/A
    Turner, Michael R. Ohio R N/A
    Van Hollen, Chris Maryland D N/A
    Velazquez, Nydia M. New York D N/A
    Visclosky, Pete Indiana D N/A
    Walz, Timothy J. Minnesota D N/A
    Waters, Maxine California D N/A
    Watson, Diane E. California D N/A
    Watt, Melvin L. North Carolina D N/A
    Waxman, Henry A. California D N/A
    Weiner, Anthony D. New York D N/A
    Wittman, Rob Virginia R N/A
    Wolf, Frank R. Virginia R N/A
    Woolsey, Lynn California D N/A
    Wu, David Oregon D N/A
    Yarmuth, John A. Kentucky D N/A
    Young, C. W. Bill Florida R N/A

    Sources: Federal Election Commission.

    Credits: Thomas Suh Lauder, Khang Nguyen, Doug Smith, Ben Welsh

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