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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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