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Brad Johnson: Meet The 40 Members of The Congressional Koch Caucus

Meet The 40 Members Of The Congressional Koch Caucus

Five senators and 40 congressional representatives received a perfect 100 percent score from the Koch brothers’ astroturf group Americans For Prosperity for the first half of the 112th Congress. AFP judged Congress on their votes to protect the Koch brothers’ right-wing petrochemical empire on such issues as the repeal of President Obama’s new health care law, pre-empting EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases, Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget to end Medicare, ending ethanol subsidies, several Congressional Review Act resolutions of disapproval to overturn new regulations, and the fiscal year 2012 appropriations bills.

Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), top of the Koch Caucus with $27,000 in Koch contributions.
In a previous post, ThinkProgress Green reviewed the five Koch senators and their massive haul of campaign contributions from the Koch empire. Below is a compilation of the 40 members of the Congressional Koch Caucus, in addition to their contributions received from Koch Industries, according to data compiled from
Akin, Todd (R-MO)$2000
Amash, Justin (R-MI)$2500
Brooks, Mo (R-AL)$0
Buerkle, Ann Marie (R-NY)$1250
Burton, Dan (R-IN)$0
Chabot, Steve (R-OH)$21000
Chaffetz, Jason (R-UT)$2500
Coffman, Mike (R-CO)$0
Flake, Jeff (R-AZ)$12300
Fleming, John (R-LA)$0
Franks, Trent (R-AZ)$7500
Garrett, Scott (R-NJ)$23000
Gowdy, Trey (R-SC)$7000
Graves, Tom (R-GA)$7500
Harris, Andy (R-MD)$15000
Herger, Wally (R-CA)$6000
Huelskamp, Tim (R-KS)$15900
Huizenga, Bill (R-MI)$2500
Jordan, Jim (R-OH)$5000
Labrador, Raul (R-ID)$3500
Lamborn, Doug (R-CO)$20000
Landry, Jeff (R-LA)$0
Lummis, Cynthia (R-WY)$7500
Manzullo, Donald (R-IL)$0
Marchant, Kenny (R-TX)$19000
McClintock, Tom (R-CA)$1000
McHenry, Patrick (R-NC)$2500
Mulvaney, Mick (R-SC)$7000
Neugebauer, Randy (R-TX)$24000
Pence, Mike (R-IN)$20750
Quayle, Benjamin (R-AZ)$6000
Ribble, Reid (R-WI)$10000
Ross, Dennis (R-FL)$12500
Schmidt, Jean (R-OH)$0
Schweikert, Dave (R-AZ)$10000
Southerland, Steve (R-FL)$5000
Stutzman, Marlin (R-IN)$2500
Walberg, Tim (R-MI)$27000
Walsh, Joe (R-IL)$0
Wilson, Joe (R-SC)$1000

All U.S. Representatives who were given perfect records from Americans For Prosperity for their 2011 votes. Lifetime Koch Industries political contributions, from Center for Responsive Politics data.

Fourteen members of the Koch Caucus are members of the Tea Party caucus. The average contribution to the Koch Caucus was $9,869.

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