Skip to comments.Republicans Voted for Biden’s Infrastructure Bill After Securing Cash from Chamber of Commerce
Posted on 11/11/2021 10:17:12 AM PST by MarvinStinson
A total of 32 House and Senate Republicans helped push Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure package over the finish line, most of whom have been showered with campaign cash from the leading lobbying group behind the bill — the US Chamber of Commerce.
Lawmakers run for office, grabbing donations from interest groups, then, after their election, voting for legislation supported by those special interest groups despite their constituents’ opposition.
The Chamber had been lobbying for Biden’s infrastructure bill, since the start of the year. By July, Open Secrets reported the Chamber had spent more than $12 million lobbying for the bill in the second quarter and $17.5 million in the first quarter.
The Chamber’s intense lobbying focus proved successful when 13 House Republicans voted with Democrats last week to send the bill to Biden’s desk after 19 Senate Republicans, in August, helped pass the bill with Democrats.
House and Senate Republicans who voted for the bill:
John Katko (R-NY) Don Bacon (R-NE) Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ) Fred Upton (R-MI) Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) Don Young (R-AK) Tom Reed (R-NY) Chris Smith (R-NJ) Andrew Garbarino (R-NY) Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) David McKinley (R-WV) Dan Sullivan (R-AK) Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) Mike Crapo (R-ID) Roy Blunt (R-MO) Richard Burr (R-NC) Deb Fischer (R-NE) Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Rob Portman (R-OH) Thom Tillis (R-NC) Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Jim Risch (R-ID) Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Bill Cassidy (R-LA) Kevin Cramer (R-ND) Roger Wicker (R-MS) Mitch McConnell (R-KY) John Hoeven (R-ND) Susan Collins (R-ME) Mitt Romney (R-UT)
Campaign contributions show that all but nine of the House and Senate Republicans took donations from the Chamber in their recent election and re-election bids.
Tillis received $15,000 from the Chamber’s official political action committee (PAC) in recent election cycles, the most of any of the lawmakers.
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Portman is out, he’s not running, thankfully.
Gonzalez is out, he voted for impeachment, and has no chance so he decided not to run.
I’m sure they both got lovely parting gifts.
Same old story: “Follow the Money”.
And here I thought these 13 were just
they’re expensive whores.
Do we need a COC? What’s their budget?
Whores for sale.
The “US” Chamber of Commerce wants open borders, open doors, open minds and open wallets.
Stopped giving to the corrupt back stabbing RNC. Went direct to the candidate of my choice.
Same with Blunt. Screwing his voters on his way out.
i tink the CoC buildings might have a touch of jewish lightning.
That is called a Bribe.
With Republicans always follow the money.
Of course. Votes for Cash.
It’s the DC way.
The chamber of crony capitalism. What is wrong with the GOP
10 Gs? Ha! That’s pocket change for them! It’s the hidden money that drives the bastards. Heck, the totally human Zuckerberg spent almost a half a billion on the 2020 election and I’m sure a little of it went straight to Dems elections.
It is the nature of political parties, what James Madison called “factions.”
Just keep voting . . . as if it matters.
Reed isn’t running again and Katko is being primaried.
The CoC is neck ‘n’ neck with the f’n UN.
The Earth cannot open up and swallow them soon enough.
Most are going to face another election campaign. I can see the attack ads by the faceless 'independent' fake committees (astroturf) -- "voted against jobs and road improvements for our district/state". All politics is local. For the most part, they didn't write the bill. The party that's really (always?) in charge wrote it. Thanks Marv.
Vote the turncoats OUT OF OFFICE...
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Republicans Voted for Biden’s Infrastructure Bill After Securing Cash from Chamber of Commerce
breitbart ^ | 10 Nov 2021 | JOHN BINDER10 Nov 2021
Posted on 11/11/2021, 1:17:12 PM by MarvinStinson
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