REPRESENTATIVE EDWARD MARKEY (D-MA)Ranking Minority Member, House Committee on Natural Resources
Joined committee: 1997
Assumed leadership: 2011Elected to Congress: 1976Formed PAC: NoneOver the past seven election cycles, as his seniority on the committee rose, contributionsfrom natural resources industries to Rep. Markey have increased at a rate far outpacing his totalcontributions. Rep. Markey’s voting history, however, does not reflect the industries’ largess.Campaign Contributions from the Natural Resources Sector
1998 Election Cycle 2010 Election Cycle % ChangeIndustry Contributions
$1,800 $47,400 2533%
$455,311 $1,535,340 237%
During the 2010 election cycle – the election cycle prior to Rep. Markey’s first term in aleadership position on the committee – contributions from natural resources industries to hiscampaign committee increased by 82% over the previous cycle, from $26,030 to $47,400. Incontrast, total contributions increased by 6% during the same time period, from $1,454,661to $1,535,340.
During the 2010 election cycle, natural resources industries accounted for 3% of the$1,535,340 in total contributions received by Rep. Markey’s campaign committee.
During the 1998 election cycle, natural resources industries accounted for less than 1% of the$455,311 in total contributions received by Rep. Markey’s campaign committee.Campaign Contribution highlights from industries regulated by the Committee
The ‘Oil & Gas’ industry donated more than 19 times more money to Rep. Markey duringthe 2010 election cycle than during the 1998 election cycle, increasing its contributions from$1,800 to $34,250.
CREW reviewed the online editions of the Congressional Directory from the U.S. Government Printing Officesavailable from the 105th Congress (1997-1998) through the 111th Congress (2009-2010). Therefore, the Congressmember has been a member of the committee since at least 1997 and possibly earlier.
Full campaign contribution data is not yet available for the 2012 election, the first election cycle after Rep. Markeyassumed a leadership position in the committee.
This section highlights committee industries that significantly increased their donations to the committee leaderbetween the 1998 and 2010 election cycles.