REPRESENTATIVE PETER KING (R-NY)Chairman, House Committee on Homeland Security
Joined committee: 2003Assumed leadership: 2005Elected to Congress: 1992Formed PAC: 2006 - 2008Rep. King served as chairman of the committee from 2005 to 2006, during which time hesaw a drastic increase in contributions to his campaign and leadership PAC from homelandsecurity industries. Rep. King also served as ranking member from 2007 to 2010. During histime as ranking member, Rep. King voted disproportionately in agreement with the industriesregulated by the Homeland Security Committee. Over the past seven election cycles, as Rep.King joined the committee and rose in seniority, contributions from homeland security industriesto Rep. King nearly tripled.Campaign Contributions from the Homeland Security Sector
1998 Election Cycle 2010 Election Cycle % ChangeIndustry Contributions
$79,420 $214,600 170%
$551,910 $1,713,817 211%
During the 2006 election cycle – the first election cycle after Rep. King assumed a leadershipposition on the committee – contributions from homeland security industries to his campaigncommittee and PAC increased by 434% over the previous cycle, from $34,150 to $182,449.In contrast, total contributions increased by 151% during the same time period, from$610,412 to $1,530,735.
During the 2010 election cycle, homeland security industries accounted for 13% of the$1,713,817 in total contributions received by Rep. King’s campaign committee.
During the 1998 election cycle, homeland security industries accounted for 14% of the$551,910 in total contributions received by Rep. King’s campaign committee.Campaign Contribution highlights from industries regulated by the Committee
The ‘Air Transport’ industry donated 47 times more money to Rep. King during the 2010election cycle than during the1998 election cycle, increasing its contributions from $500 to$23,500.
This section highlights committee industries that significantly increased their donations to the committee leaderbetween the 1998 and 2010 election cycles.