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Contributions Connected to the Five Oil Companies Testifying Before the Senate Finance CommitteeSalem-News.com
Includes total contributions from Big Oil companies and employees to current legislators.
(BERKELEY, Calif.) - The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on Thursday titled "Oil and Gas Tax Incentives and Rising Energy Prices."
The Democratic-controlled Senate invited executives from a number of groups.
Each testified in regard to the rise in gas prices.
Combined, the five companies and their employees have contributed $6.3 million to current lawmakers since 2001.
Total contributions from Big Oil companies and employees to current legislators (Jan. 1, 2001 - Dec. 31, 2010)
Methodology: Includes monetary and non-monetary contributions from Jan. 1, 2001-Dec. 31, 2010 to candidate campaign committees of legislators serving in the House and Senate on May 12, 2011.
Contributions data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics (OpenSecrets.org).
A link to this data can be found here.
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