House Energy & Commerce Committee Tops in PAC Money
The House Energy & Commerce Committee won out as the top recipient of PAC contributions in 2011-2012. The committee members received $45,823,362 of PAC money into their campaign accounts. Republican members received twice as much as Democrats, $30.8 million to $15 million, respectively. The top PAC giver was the National Cable & Telecommunications Association PAC which gave 52 committee members $443,000 (26.8 % of its contributions). The AT&T Inc. Federal PAC gave to 47 committee members $398,000 (15.1% of its contributions).
The House Financial Services Committee was second after committee members received $45,484,342 of PAC contributions in 2011-2012. Republican members received twice as much than Democrats, $14.9 million to $30.6 million respectively. The top PAC giver was the National Association of Realtors PAC which gave 57 members $537,527 (12.6% of its contributions). The New York Life Insurance Company PAC gave to 47 committee members $415,000 (17.8% of its contributions).
Political MoneyLine’s PACs to Congressional Committees Search provides a chart of PAC money going to each standing committee of the House and Senate, along with party totals, lists of PACs contributing the most, and amounts received by individual committee members.