Sunday, October 23, 2011

Supercommittee rakes in corporate donations. By Justin Elliott

Friday, Oct 7, 2011 2:49 PM 13:48:39 PDT Salon

Supercommittee rakes in corporate donations

A military contractor and a pharmaceutical giant are among those writing checks to protect their business interests

Reps. Xavier Becerra and Dave Camp
Reps. Xavier Becerra and Dave Camp (Credit: Mike Theiler / Reuters)
Deep-pocketed corporate interest are writing big checks to members of the supercommittee, the group of 12 senators and members of Congress who have been tasked with coming up with a plan to cut over $1 trillion from the budget in the next decade.
Ten members of the committee got $83,000 from some of the biggest corporate donors in the country in the three-week period in August that is covered in the latest federal election filings, according to a new analysis by the Sunlight Foundation.
Justin Elliott
Justin Elliott is a Salon reporter. Reach him by email at and follow him on Twitter @ElliottJustin More Justin Elliott

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