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Judge favored by BP has financial ties to oil industry‎ –

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Houston, Texas (CNN) — The judge that BP wants to hear an estimated 200 lawsuits over the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster gets tens of thousands of dollars a

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From wikipedia –

The Gulf of Mexico (Spanish: Golfo de México) is the ninth largest[1] body of water in the world.

It is an ocean basin largely surrounded by the North American continent and the island of Cuba. It is bounded on the northeast, north and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, on the southwest and south by Mexico, and on the southeast by Cuba.

The shape of its basin is roughly oval and is approximately 810 nautical miles (1,500 km) wide and filled with sedimentary rocks and debris.

It is part of the Atlantic Ocean and is connected to it through the Florida Straits between the U.S. and Cuba, and with the Caribbean Sea (with which it forms the American Mediterranean Sea) via the Yucatan Channel between Mexico and Cuba. With this narrow connection to the Atlantic, the Gulf experiences very small tidal ranges.

The size of Gulf basin is approximately 615,000 mi² (1.6 million km²). Almost half of the basin is shallow intertidal waters.

At its deepest it is 14,383 ft (4,384 m) at the Sigsbee Deep, an irregular trough more than 300 nautical miles (550 km) long.

The basin contains a volume of roughly 660 quadrillion gallons (2.5 × 1015 m3).

It was probably formed approximately 300 million years ago as a result of the seafloor sinking.[1]

(from)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Mexico

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The basin contains a volume of roughly 660 quadrillion gallons (2.5 × 1015 m3).

The Gulf of Mexico’s eastern, north, and northwestern shores lie along the US states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The US portion of the Gulf coastline spans 1,680 miles (2,700 km), receiving water from thirty-three major rivers that drain 31 states.[6]

The outer margins of the wide continental shelves of Yucatán and Florida receive cooler, nutrient-enriched waters from the deep by a process known as upwelling, which stimulates plankton growth in the euphotic zone. This attracts fish, shrimp, and squid.[7]

Map of northern part of Gulf of Mexico - from wikipedia entry
Map of northern part of Gulf of Mexico – from wikipedia entry

(from)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Mexico

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(also from the same site)

The Gulf of Mexico is an excellent example of a passive margin. The continental shelf is quite wide at most points along the coast, most notably at the Florida and Yucatán Peninsulas.

The shelf is exploited for its oil by means of offshore drilling rigs, most of which are situated in the western gulf and in the Bay of Campeche.

Another important commercial activity is fishing; major catches include red snapper, amberjack, tilefish, swordfish, and various grouper, as well as shrimp and crabs. Oysters are also harvested on a large scale from many of the bays and sounds.

Other important industries along the coast include shipping, petrochemical processing and storage, military use, paper manufacture, and tourism.

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The gulf’s warm water temperature can feed powerful Atlantic hurricanes causing extensive human death and other destruction as happened with Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In the Atlantic, a hurricane will draw up cool water from the depths and making it less likely that further hurricanes will follow in its wake (warm water being one of the preconditions necessary for their formation). However, the Gulf is shallower and its entire water column is warm. When a hurricane passes over, although the water temperature may drop it soon rebounds and becomes capable of supporting another tropical storm.[8]

The Gulf is considered aseismic: however, mild tremors have been recorded throughout history (usually 5.0 or less on the Richter scale).

A 6.0 tremor was recorded on September 10, 2006, 250 miles (400 km) off the coast of Florida which caused no damage, but could be felt throughout the Southeastern United States.

Various biota include chemosynthetic communities near cold seeps and nonchemosynthetic communities such as bacteria and other microbenthos, meiofauna, macrofauna, and megafauna (larger organisms such as crabs, sea pens, crinoids, and demersal fish and cetaceans including endangered ones) are living in the Gulf of Mexico.[11]

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The Gulf Coast is a highly productive economic region with many industries relating to fishing, aerospace, agriculture, biomedical research, and tourism. The region is anchored by the cities of Houston, New Orleans, Mobile, and Tampa, all the centers of their respective metropolitan areas and containing large ports.

Much of the land along the Gulf Coast is, or was, marshland. Ringing the Gulf Coast is the Gulf Coastal Plain which stretches from Southern Texas to the western Florida Panhandle.

These landforms protect numerous bays and inlets providing as a barrier to oncoming waves. The central part of the Gulf Coast, from eastern Texas through Louisiana, consists primarily of marshland. The western part of the Gulf Coast, predominantly Florida, is dotted with many bays and inlets.

The Gulf Coast is a major center of economic activity. The marshlands along the Louisiana and Texas coasts provide breeding grounds and nurseries for ocean life that drive the fishing and shrimping industries. The Port of South Louisiana (between New Orleans and Baton Rouge in Laplace) and the Port of Houston are two of the ten busiest ports in the world by cargo volume.[1] As of 2004, seven of the top ten busiest ports in the U.S. are on the Gulf Coast.[2]

The discovery of oil and gas deposits along the coast and offshore, combined with easy access to shipping, have made the Gulf Coast the heart of the U.S. petrochemical industry. The coast contains nearly 4,000 oil platforms.

Besides the above, the region features other important industries including aerospace and biomedical research, as well as older industries such as agriculture and — especially since the development of the Gulf Coast beginning in the 1920s and the increase in wealth throughout the United States — tourism.

The petrochemical industry, launched with the major discoveries of oil in Texas and spurred on by further discoveries in the Gulf waters, has been a vehicle for development in the central and western Gulf which has spawned development on a variety of fronts in these regions.

Texas in particular has benefited tremendously from this industry over the course of the 20th century and economic diversification has made the state a magnet for population and home to more Fortune 500 companies than any other U.S. state.

Florida has grown as well, driven to a great extent by its long established tourism industry but also by its position as a gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America.

As of 2006, these two states are the second and fourth most populous states in the nation, respectively (see this article).

Other areas of the Gulf Coast have benefited less, though economic development fueled by tourism has greatly increased property values along the coast, and is now a severe danger to the valuable but fragile ecosystems of the Gulf Coast.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_Coast

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists

http://www.aapg.org/

The Division of Environmental Geology (DEG) offers AAPG members an opportunity to increase their knowledge about the environment and the petroleum industry. DEG approaches basic environmental issues from a geological standpoint, so the profession’s understanding of geological, geochemical, geophysical and hydrogeological principles and methodologies can be applied to environmental problems.

http://deg.aapg.org/

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Judge favored by BP has financial ties to oil industry‎ –

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Houston, Texas (CNN) — The judge that BP wants to hear an estimated 200 lawsuits over the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster gets tens of thousands of dollars a

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Judge favored by BP has financial ties to oil industry

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More on the investigation into the judge BP wants to oversee lawsuits resulting from the Deepwater Horizon explosion on tonight’s AC360 at 10 p.m. ET

Houston, Texas (CNN) — The judge that BP wants to hear an estimated 200 lawsuits over the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster gets tens of thousands of dollars a year in oil royalties and is paid travel expenses to industry conferences, financial disclosure forms show.

Hughes also travels widely and speaks to meetings held by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, including one held in early June in the Canadian city of Calgary and an earlier conference in Cape Town, South Africa.

He’s the association’s distinguished lecturer on ethics, having delivered 10 speeches to the trade group in the past three years.

The association doesn’t pay him a fee but does supply his travel, accommodation and expenses, said Larry Nation, a spokesman for the trade group.

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http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/06/17/bp.judge.oil.ties/

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Joseph Linus “Joe” Barton (born September 15, 1949) is a Republican politician, representing Texas’s 6th congressional district (map) in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1985.

Joe Barton

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas‘s 6th district

Congressman Barton has taken $1.4 million in campaign contributions from the Oil industry since 1989, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The Congressman is the Ranking Minority Member on the Energy & Commerce Committee and during the June 17, 2010 hearings on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, apologized to BP for what he termed the the $20 billion “shakedown” of BP by the White House.[4]

Legislative work

Former Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee,[5][6] primary House author of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, and chairman of the House-Senate energy conference committee

Following college Barton entered private industry until 1981 when he became a White House Fellow and served under Secretary of Energy James B. Edwards. Later, he began consulting for Atlantic Richfield Oil and Gas Co. before being elected to Congress in 1984.[3]

  • A list of all bills that Representative Barton has introduced is available at Sponsored Bills and amendments at Amendments.
  • Barton has been the lead representative in forcing the switch from analog to digital TV and auctioning off the public airwaves to private companies.

Rep. Barton has been regarded as a global warming skeptic[5] and his opposition to addressing global warming has been consistent and long-term[citation needed]. Barton is considered an oil industry apologist, most notably for his rebuffing and apologizing for[9] the White House asking for an escrow account from BP in response to the Gulf Oil Spill disaster.

As a chairman with primary responsibility over the energy sector, Barton has consistently acted over the years to prevent congressional action on global warming.[10] In 2001, Barton declared, “as long as I am chairman, [regulating global warming pollution] is off the table indefinitely. I don’t want there to be any uncertainty about that.”[11] Barton led opposition to amendments that would have recognized global warming during consideration of the Energy Advancement and Conservation Act in 2001, opposing an amendment to require the President to develop and implement a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels as called for by the non-binding United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, to which the U.S. is a party.[dead link][12] In 2003, Barton again opposed amendments that would have recognized global warming during consideration of the National Energy Policy Act of 2003, opposing a nonbinding amendment that would have put Congress on record as saying that the U.S. should “demonstrate international leadership and responsibility in reducing the health, environmental, and economic risks posed by climate change.”[dead link][13] In July 2003, Barton offered an amendment to the Foreign Relations Authorization Act to remove language that both recognized global warming and called on President Bush to reengage with the international community to find solutions.[dead link][14] In addition, Barton has consistently opposed proposals to reduce the nation’s dependence on oil.[15][16][17]

In 2005, prompted by a February 2005 Wall Street Journal article,[18] Rep. Barton has launched an investigation into two climate change studies from 1998 and 1999.[5] In his letters to the authors of the studies, he requested not just details on the studies themselves but significant information about their entire lives and previous studies.

Opposed the extension of the Voting Rights Act in 2006

Both initiated and eliminated “safe harbor” provision for MTBE (in Energy Policy Act of 2005).[7][8]

In addition, Barton has consistently opposed proposals to reduce the nation’s dependence on oil.[15][16][17]

Barton used his committee chairmanship to block the Combating Autism Act of 2006, despite overwhelming bipartisan support. Barton claimed the money steered toward environmental causes of autism were not the reason he blocked passage of the bill,[28] However, he voted for passage of the bill once the environmental language was removed.

During his political career, the industries that have been Barton’s largest contributors were oil and gas ($1.4 million donated), electric utilities ($1.3 million) and health professionals ($1.1 million)[33] He is ranked first among members of the House of Representatives for the most contributions received from the oil and gas industry, and number five among all members of Congress.[34] His largest corporate contributor, Anadarko Petroleum, owns a 25 percent share in the Macondo Prospect, the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.[35]

Congressman Barton voted against the Affordable Health Care for America Act.[41] FEC data shows that in his career, Barton has received almost $2.2 million from the Healthcare industry, $1.5 million of that coming from PACs. This is second only to the amount of money Barton has raised from the Energy sector.[42]

Staff salaries, trips and personal finance at LegiStorm.com

Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues

“Big Oil Looking for a Government Handout, Courtesy of Joe Barton” World Internet News, April 2006,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Barton

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Rep. Joe Barton (-Texas, 6th) In Office – Privately Financed Travel

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    • Trips Taken 37 ($68,038)
    • Top Staff Traveler 22 ($28,514) – Fried, Neil Ray
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06/02/10-06/03/10
American Gas Association Savannah, GA
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$1,068.82
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05/17/10-05/18/10
Heartland Institute Chicago, ILCultural Mecca
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$695.00
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05/15/10-05/18/10
Heartland Institute Chicago, ILCultural Mecca
Attended International Conference on Climate Change
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05/15/10-05/18/10
Heartland Institute Chicago, ILCultural Mecca
Attended International Conference on Climate Change
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05/15/10-05/18/10
Heartland Institute Chicago, ILCultural Mecca
Attended International Conference on Climate Change
$992.02
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05/10/10-05/12/10
National Cable and Telecommunications Association Los Angeles, CACultural Mecca
Participated in panel discussion about broadband regulation, retransmission consent and other items;… more
$1,086.44
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05/07/10-05/08/10
Congressional Institute Inc. Cambridge, MD
Attended chiefs-of-staff retreat, including briefings on energy and the economy
$312.31
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05/06/10-05/08/10
Congressional Institute Inc. Cambridge, MD
Attended chiefs-of-staff retreat
$999.47
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04/11/10-04/13/10
National Association of Broadcasters Las Vegas, NVSin CityGolfing
Attended panel and lunch discussions on spectrum policy, and toured the trade show floor
$1,459.05
View trip details View original PDF Fried, Neil Ray
04/11/10-04/13/10
National Association of Broadcasters Las Vegas, NVSin CityGolfing
Attended spectrum and broadcast panels and floor exhibits
$1,380.35
View trip details View original PDF Brannon, James Ike (Ike)
04/07/10-04/09/10
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyKauffman Foundation Boston, MACultural Mecca
Senior congressional and Executive Branch staff seminar: The New Biology Pathways to Convergence in … more
$1,242.01
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04/05/10-04/07/10
George Washington UniversityNational Health Policy Forum New York, NYCultural Mecca
Briefings at United Hospital Fund, Bellevue Hospital Center, Charles Wang Community Health Center an… more
$1,075.05
View trip details View original PDF Shah, Aarti V.
04/05/10-04/07/10
George Washington UniversityNational Health Policy Forum New York, NYCultural Mecca
To learn about the New York health care and hospital system
$1,030.05
View trip details View original PDF Cavicke, David L.
01/28/10-01/30/10
Congressional Institute Inc. Baltimore, MD
Attended Congress of Tomorrow House conference retreat
$809.00
View trip details View original PDF Carty, William R.D. (Will)
01/07/10-01/09/10
Consumer Electronics Association Las Vegas, NVSin CityGolfing
Attended sessions on technology and legislation as part of the Consumer Electronics Show
$1,297.96
View trip details View original PDF Fried, Neil Ray
01/06/10-01/08/10
Consumer Electronics Association Las Vegas, NVSin CityGolfing
Attended keynote presentations by CEOs of Consumer Electronics Association, Ford and Intel about use… more
$1,367.36
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08/17/09-08/19/09
American Exploration and Production Council Denver, CO
Attended presentations and tours to learn about oil and gas production in the U.S.
$820.00
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08/17/09-08/19/09
American Exploration and Production Council Denver, CO
Toured the drilling rig, the hydraulic fracturing site, tank battery, natural gas processing plant a… more
$928.70
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05/24/09-05/30/09
German Marshall Fund of the United States Brussels, BelgiumCultural MeccaGeneva, SwitzerlandSkiing
Participated in congressional staff study tour
$4,246.42
View trip details View original PDF Spring, Andrea L.
05/24/09-05/30/09
German Marshall Fund of the United States Geneva, SwitzerlandSkiingBrussels, BelgiumCultural Mecca
Congressional staff study tour
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National Association of Broadcasters Las Vegas, NVSin CityGolfing
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03/08/09-03/10/09
Heartland Institute New York, NYCultural Mecca
Attended 2009 International Conference on Climate Change
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03/08/09-03/10/09
Heartland Institute New York, NYCultural Mecca
Attended all meetings and breakout sessions of the 2009 International Conference on Climate Change
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03/08/09-03/09/09
Heartland Institute New York, NYCultural Mecca
Attended conference examining global warming from a skeptical perspective
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03/07/09-03/10/09
Heartland Institute New York, NYCultural Mecca
Attended all meetings and breakout sessions for the 2009 International Conference on Climate Change
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03/06/09-03/10/09
Heartland Institute New York, NYCultural Mecca
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03/06/09-03/07/09
Heartland Institute New York, NYCultural Mecca
Attended conference to explore scientific gains made by skeptics of global warming
$1,341.06
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01/29/09-01/31/09
Congressional Institute Inc. Hot Springs, VAGolfing
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$814.81
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12/17/08-12/17/08
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Palmyra, PA
Visited the Lebanon Valley Brethren Home to learn about the Green House model of skilled nursing car… more
$104.00
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12/03/08-12/03/08
Rite Aid Corp. Perryman, MD
To attend a demonstration of pharmaceutical security and safe supply chain technologies
$62.00
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08/18/08-08/20/08
American Exploration and Production Council Grand Junction, COParachute, CO
To tour drilling rig and natural gas processing plant
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08/17/08-08/21/08
Progress and Freedom Foundation Aspen, COSkiing
To participate in annual conference on telecommunications, intellectual property rights, on-line pri… more
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08/17/08-08/21/08
Progress and Freedom Foundation Aspen, COSkiing
The topics of panel discussions, lunch and dinner meetings and panel participation related to topics… more
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08/17/08-08/20/08
Progress and Freedom Foundation Aspen, COSkiing
To attend a conference on emerging digital economy issues
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07/27/08-07/28/08
Congressional Institute Inc. New Orleans, LA
To attend debate between members of Congress on energy issues
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06/30/08-07/02/08
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Portland, ORSeattle, WA
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06/30/08-07/02/08
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Portland, OR
Site visits to telecom facilities, including Intel, Microsoft and Boeing
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05/18/08-05/19/08
National Cable and Telecommunications Association New Orleans, LA
To attend panel discussion on video-on-demand technologies; to participate as a panelist on the cong… more
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03/26/08-03/28/08
Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyEwing Marion Kauffman Foundation Boston, MACultural Mecca
Presentations by various MIT faculty and affiliates
$1,284.89
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03/18/08-03/19/08
Verizon Communications Inc. New York, NYCultural Mecca
Verizon Wireless conference concerning development of wireless devices and applications
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Rep. Joe Barton (-Texas, 6th) In Office – Privately Financed Travel

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Congressional Institute Inc. White Sulphur Springs, WVGolfing
House Republican conference
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01/06/08-01/08/08
Consumer Electronics Association Las Vegas, NVSin CityGolfing
Attend International Consumer Electronics Show
$1,547.62
Pricey Hotels
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11/03/07-11/07/07
Potomac Foundation Paris, FranceCultural Mecca
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11/01/07-11/03/07
Congressional Institute Inc. Cambridge, MD
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10/05/07-10/10/07
U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress Berlin, GermanyPotsdam, Germany
Meet with high-level German government officials, academics and businesses on the G8 presidency, Mid… more
$3,165.00
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09/20/07-09/21/07
Indiana Energy Association Indianapolis, IN
Conference on current issues affecting electric and gas utilities in Indiana
$580.80
View trip details View original PDF Cavicke, David L.
08/19/07-08/22/07
Progress and Freedom Foundation Aspen, COSkiing
Attend the Progress and Freedom Foundation Summit titled “Making Markets: Critical Information Polic… more
$2,077.10
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08/19/07-08/22/07
Progress and Freedom Foundation Aspen, COSkiing
Attended meetings and dinners. Meetings covered topics such as telecommunications, content and intel… more
$1,897.00
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08/19/07-08/21/07
Progress and Freedom Foundation Aspen, COSkiing
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$1,598.00
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02/24/07-02/25/07
George Mason University Mercatus Center Williamsburg, VAGolfing
Attend 2007 chiefs-of-staff retreat
$387.45
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12/06/06-12/10/06
Arianespace SA Cayenne, French Guiana
To view the launch of two American built and operated satellites
$4,572.24
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11/30/06-12/01/06
Center for the New West Sun Valley, IDSkiingGolfing
Speak on a panel
$669.99
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08/20/06-08/22/06
Progress and Freedom Foundation Aspen, COSkiing
Participate in the 2006 Aspen Summit, Global Competition, Convergence and Culture
$1,882.29
Pricey Hotels
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04/20/06-04/22/06
American Gas Association San Francisco, CACultural Mecca
Speaker at the AGA 2006 Public Affairs and Marketing Forum
$1,425.90
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04/19/06-04/21/06
Alfred P. Sloan FoundationMassachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MD
Energy issues seminar at MIT
$1,246.30
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01/16/06-01/18/06
Nuclear Energy Institute Las Vegas, NVSin CityGolfingYucca Mountain, NV
Tour Yucca Mountain
$1,832.40
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01/12/06-01/15/06
General Atomics San Diego, CAGolfing
Visit energy research facilities and program briefings
$1,009.90
View trip details View original PDF Kenkeremath, Nandan
01/11/06-01/15/06
Ripon Society Palm Beach, FLGolfingTropical Paradise
Speaking at Ripon Society conference
$2,312.88
View trip details View original PDF Albright, Clarence Holland Jr. (Bud)
01/11/06-01/14/06
Ripon Society Palm Beach, FLGolfingTropical Paradise
2006 Congressional Advisory Board Policy Conference
$2,183.30
View trip details View original PDF Bartlett, Melissa
01/09/06-01/11/06
California Healthcare Institute San Francisco, CACultural Mecca
Site visit and fact-finding
$2,011.57

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Rep. Joe Barton (-Texas, 6th) In Office – Privately Financed Travel

    • No. (Cost)
    • Trips Approved 354 ($521,238)
    • Trips Taken 37 ($68,038)
    • Top Staff Traveler 22 ($28,514) – Fried, Neil Ray
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    Trips Taken 37 $68,038
    Top Staff Traveler 22 $28,514 Fried, Neil Ray
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View trip details View original PDF O’Brien, William D.
01/09/06-01/11/06
California Healthcare Institute San Francisco, CACultural Mecca
Visit biotechnology and medical device research facilities
$2,011.57
View trip details View original PDF Cole, Kelly Angell
01/08/06-01/11/06
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Detroit, MI
Attend Detroit Auto Show, learn about new safety initiatives
$2,601.20
View trip details View original PDF Leahy, William Christopher (Chris)
01/07/06-01/11/06
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Detroit, MI
Tour and briefings on auto safety, fuel economy and other auto-related issues
$2,405.35
View trip details View original PDF Cole, Kelly Angell
01/05/06-01/08/06
Consumer Electronics Association Las Vegas, NVSin CityGolfing
Attend International Consumer Electronics Show
$1,409.48
View trip details View original PDF Waltzman, Howard Wayne
01/05/06-01/07/06
Consumer Electronics Association Las Vegas, NVSin CityGolfing
Speaking engagement; annual convention
$1,430.42
View trip details View original PDF Carty, William R.D. (Will)
01/04/06-01/08/06
Consumer Electronics Association Las Vegas, NVSin CityGolfing
2006 International Consumer Electronics Show
$2,597.21
View trip details View original PDF Filon, Peter J.
01/04/06-01/08/06
Consumer Electronics Association Las Vegas, NVSin CityGolfing
Attended 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show
$1,590.22
View trip details View original PDF Shelton, Johanna Mikes
01/04/06-01/08/06
Consumer Electronics Association Las Vegas, NVSin CityGolfing
Attend 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show
$2,500.04
View trip details View original PDF Black, Andrew J.
01/04/06-01/07/06
Consumer Electronics Association Las Vegas, NVSin CityGolfing
To attend the International Consumer Electronics Show
$1,961.13
View trip details View original PDF Connaughton, Jaylyn Jensen
01/04/06-01/07/06
Consumer Electronics Association Las Vegas, NVSin CityGolfing
International Consumer Electronics Show
$1,777.13
View trip details View original PDF Fried, Neil Ray
01/04/06-01/07/06
Consumer Electronics Association Las Vegas, NVSin CityGolfing
Attend annual consumer electronics conference to view devices and services and discuss digital telev… more
$1,693.73
View trip details View original PDF Leahy, William Christopher (Chris)
01/04/06-01/07/06
Consumer Electronics Association Las Vegas, NVSin CityGolfing
Briefings and tours on information technology policy
$2,009.13
View trip details View original PDF Cole, Kelly Angell
12/08/05-12/11/05
National Cable and Telecommunications Association New York, NYCultural Mecca
Attend meetings with cable executives, network executives. Learn about cable issues, a la carte, ind… more
$1,892.00
View trip details View original PDF Cavicke, David L.
12/04/05-12/06/05
Association for Competitive TechnologyNetChoice Coalition Cambridge, MD
Attend Defend the New conference
$584.96
View trip details View original PDF Shelton, Johanna Mikes
12/01/05-12/03/05
National Cable and Telecommunications Association New York, NYCultural Mecca
Discussions with cable industry executives
$1,892.00
Pricey Hotels
View trip details View original PDF Long, Ryan Christopher
11/30/05-12/03/05
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America San Diego, CAGolfing
To tour facilities devoted to pre-clinical pharmaceutical research and development
$2,016.67
View trip details View original PDF Barton, Rep. Joe (-TX)
11/28/05-11/29/05
Dominion Resources Inc. New York, NYCultural Mecca
Luncheon keynote speaker for the Harris Nesbitt Utility Day Forum
$3,066.68
Pricey Hotels
View trip details View original PDF Carty, William R.D. (Will)
11/19/05-11/22/05
Microsoft Corp. Los Angeles, CACultural Mecca
Meetings and policy briefings on Xbox launch
$2,979.40
Pricey Hotels
View trip details View original PDF Leahy, William Christopher (Chris)
11/19/05-11/22/05
Microsoft Corp. Los Angeles, CACultural Mecca
Ratings, Internet and trade issues
$2,303.00
View trip details View original PDF Hassenboehler, Thomas G. (Tom)
11/17/05-11/19/05
National Association of Convenience Stores Las Vegas, NVSin CityGolfing
Speaking engagement; attend workshop
$883.79
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Rep. Joe Barton (-Texas, 6th) In Office – Privately Financed Travel

    • No. (Cost)
    • Trips Approved 354 ($521,238)
    • Trips Taken 37 ($68,038)
    • Top Staff Traveler 22 ($28,514) – Fried, Neil Ray
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    Trips Approved 354 $521,238
    Trips Taken 37 $68,038
    Top Staff Traveler 22 $28,514 Fried, Neil Ray
View Details / PDF Traveler/ Dates Sponsor Destination/ Purpose Cost
View trip details View original PDF Albright, Clarence Holland Jr. (Bud)
10/28/05-10/30/05
Ripon Society Dallas, TX
Ripon National Issues Policy Conference
$3,102.24
View trip details View original PDF Leahy, William Christopher (Chris)
10/08/05-10/13/05
Center for Strategic and International Studies Brussels, BelgiumCultural Mecca
Trade and economics conference; dialogue with European Parliament Staff
$1,878.17
View trip details View original PDF Cavicke, David L.
10/08/05-10/11/05
Center for Strategic and International Studies Brussels, BelgiumCultural Mecca
Trade and Economics Conference, dialogue with European Parliament staff
$1,878.71
View trip details View original PDF Bartlett, Melissa
08/31/05-08/31/05
Quest Diagnostics Chantilly, VA
Fact-finding visit and tour of Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, Chantily, Va.
$48.00
View trip details View original PDF Taylor, Michael P.
08/24/05-08/28/05
MeadWestvaco Corp.International Paper Co. – … more Scrappin Valley, TX
To observe political techniques in forest and wildlife management in the private sector, and determi… more
$587.17
View trip details View original PDF Waltzman, Howard Wayne
08/20/05-08/23/05
Progress and Freedom Foundation Aspen, COSkiing
Speaking engagement; conference
$1,794.03
View trip details View original PDF Goo, Michael L.
08/18/05-08/23/05
Western Energy Supply and Transmission Associates Aspen, COSkiing
Attend congressional energy and environmental forum
$1,088.01
View trip details View original PDF Menezes, Mark Wesley
08/18/05-08/19/05
Shell Oil Co. Aspen, COSkiing
Tour oil shale production facilities
$1,756.00
View trip details View original PDF Bartlett, Melissa
08/15/05-08/17/05
California Healthcare Institute Los Angeles, CACultural Mecca
Fact-finding trip to Amgen, Medtronic, and UCLA to gain knowledge of biomedical R&D and manufacturin… more
$1,973.91
View trip details View original PDF Kenkeremath, Nandan
08/15/05-08/17/05
California Healthcare Institute Los Angeles, CACultural Mecca
Learn about biologics, diabetes, innovation, and health information technology issues
$1,940.00
View trip details View original PDF Sabbaghian, Maryam S.
08/15/05-08/17/05
Domestic Petroleum Council Roosevelt, UT
Natural gas exploration and production field trip
$1,380.98
View trip details View original PDF Sabbaghian, Maryam S.
08/15/05-08/17/05
American Petroleum InstituteIndependent Petroleum Association of America Jackson Hole, WYSkiing
Land access strategy meeting
$792.81
View trip details View original PDF Lavery, Theresa
08/14/05-08/17/05
GCI Telecommunications Anchorage, AKDillingham, AK – … more
Rural telecommunications site visit
$2,234.00
View trip details View original PDF Bartlett, Melissa
08/11/05-08/11/05
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pittsburgh, PA
Fact-finding trip regarding nursing health care quality at the bedside, “Transforming Care at the Be… more
$480.34
View trip details View original PDF Bartlett, Melissa
08/09/05-08/10/05
University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, VA
Attend a congressional familiarization program at University of Virginia regarding issues pertaining… more
$277.05
View trip details View original PDF Hassenboehler, Thomas G. (Tom)
08/08/05-08/11/05
Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission Los Angeles, CACultural MeccaSanta Barbara, CA – … more
Oil and gas production; environmental regulation
$1,213.00
View trip details View original PDF Thompson, Ryan Scott
08/08/05-08/11/05
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Denver, CO
Education of rural electric issues
$1,465.03
View trip details View original PDF Cole, Kelly Angell
08/08/05-08/10/05
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Detroit, MI
Learn about safety technologies
$1,144.88
View trip details View original PDF Cordone, Jonathan J.
08/08/05-08/10/05
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Detroit, MI
Fact-finding: research on light-duty vehicle safety
$1,145.29
View trip details View original PDF Couri, Gerald S. II
08/08/05-08/09/05
Electronic Industries Alliance Hot Springs, VAGolfing
Participation on panel and other discussions regarding electronic waste recycling proposals
$358.62
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(AND many, many, many more pages)
Then this –
almost a million dollars a year just for his staff which doesn’t include the bonuses and numerous other staff salaries for serving his committee offices and other functions.

Rep. Joe Barton (-Texas, 6th) In Office – Staff Salary Data

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Rep. Joe Barton (-Texas, 6th) In Office – Earmarks Requested

AllSoloWith Other Members

* Earmarks requested by the president are not included in the member and state rankings to better reflect political power. This follows the methodology used by Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Alert_icon_small Earmarks with this alert are not included in member tallies // <![CDATA[//
Fiscal Year(s) 2008-2010 Number Cost
Solo Earmarks 23 $20,216,763
With Other Members 15 $184,534,400
All Congressional 36 $32,226,163
All Sponsored Earmarks 38* $204,751,163*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill) Amount(desc) Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
2008 National Domestic Preparedness Consortium
(Homeland Security)
$88,000,000 President
Rep. Richard Baker (-LA)
Rep. Kevin Brady (-TX)
Rep. John Carter (-TX)
…more
Unknown Location
2008 NW/SE LRT MOS
(Transportation and Housing & Urban Development)
$84,525,000 President
Rep. Ralph Hall (-TX)
Rep. Sam Johnson (-TX)
Rep. Pete Sessions (-TX)
…more
Dallas, Texas
2010 Strike Weapon Propulsion
(Defense)
$3,200,000 No additional sponsors indicated Kennedale, Texas Carbon-Carbon Advanced Technologies Inc.
2008 FA-18 Roadmap Procurement Plan Fidelity Upgrade
(Defense)
$2,400,000 No additional sponsors indicated Arlington, Texas L-3 Link Simulation and Training
2009 Strike Weapon Propulsion (SWEAP)
(Defense)
$2,400,000 Rep. John Doolittle (-CA) Kennedale, Texas
2008 Strike Weapon Propulsion (SWEAP)
(Defense)
$2,000,000 No additional sponsors indicated Kennedale, Texas Carbon-Carbon Advanced Technologies Inc.
2009 Johnson Creek, Upper Trinity Basin, Arlington, TX
(Energy & Water)
$1,914,000 Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (-TX)
Sen. John Cornyn (-TX)
Rep. Chet Edwards (-TX)
…more
Texas
2008 Johnson Creek, Upper Trinity Basin
(Energy & Water)
$1,638,000 Rep. Chet Edwards (-TX)
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (-TX)
Arlington, Texas
2009 CNG Bus Replacement, Fort Worth Transportation Authority, TX
(Transportation and Housing & Urban Development)
$1,425,000 Rep. Kay Granger (-TX)
Rep. Michael Burgess (-TX)
Fort Worth, Texas
2010 Johnson Creek, Upper Trinity Basin, Arlington, Texas
(Energy and Water)
$1,417,000 Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (-TX)
Sen. John Cornyn (-TX)
Arlington, Texas
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Rep. Joe Barton (-Texas, 6th) In Office – Earmarks Requested

AllSoloWith Other Members

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Fiscal Year(s) 2008-2010 Number Cost
Solo Earmarks 23 $20,216,763
With Other Members 15 $184,534,400
All Congressional 36 $32,226,163
All Sponsored Earmarks 38* $204,751,163*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill) Amount(desc) Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
2009 Center for Renewable Energy, Science and Technology
(Energy & Water)
$1,403,463 No additional sponsors indicated Texas
2009 Light Utility Helicopter Simulator
(Defense)
$1,200,000 No additional sponsors indicated Arlington, Texas
2010 Reactive Materials
(Defense)
$1,200,000 No additional sponsors indicated Haltom City, Texas Federal Technology Group
2010 Center for Renewable Energy, Science, and Technology (CREST)
(Energy and Water)
$1,000,000 No additional sponsors indicated Arlington, Texas
2010 Collaborative Fingerprint & Palmprint Identification
(Commerce-Justice-Science)
$1,000,000 No additional sponsors indicated Jasper, Texas Deep East Texas Council of Governments
2008 Center for Renewable Energy, Science, and Technology
(Energy & Water)
$984,000 No additional sponsors indicated Texas
2009 Arlington Municipal Airport, Medium Approach Lighting System (MALSR)
(Transportation and Housing & Urban Development)
$963,300 No additional sponsors indicated Arlington, Texas
2010 CNG Bus Replacement, The Fort Worth T Transportation Authority, Fort Worth TX
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$885,400 Rep. Kay Granger (-TX)
Rep. Michael Burgess (-TX)
Fort Worth, Texas City of Fort Worth, Texas
2009 Hostile Fire Indicating System
(Defense)
$800,000 Rep. Joe Sestak (-PA) McKinney, Texas
2010 Facilities and equipment
(Labor-HHS-Education)
$650,000 No additional sponsors indicated Arlington, Texas University of Texas at Arlington
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Fiscal Year(s) 2008-2010 Number Cost
Solo Earmarks 23 $20,216,763
With Other Members 15 $184,534,400
All Congressional 36 $32,226,163
All Sponsored Earmarks 38* $204,751,163*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill) Amount(desc) Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2010 Medium Approach Lighting System (MALSR ) installation
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$637,000 Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (-TX) Arlington, Texas Arlington Municipal Airport
View earmark details 2010 US HWY 287 Bypass, TX
(Transportation-Housing and Urban Development)
$500,000 No additional sponsors indicated Texas
View earmark details 2009 City of Arlington Public Safety Multipurpose Communication
(Commerce, Justice & Science)
$500,000 No additional sponsors indicated Arlington, Texas
View earmark details 2010 Development of a Smart Microgrid Testbed
(Energy and Water)
$500,000 No additional sponsors indicated Unknown Location
View earmark details 2008 Advancing Texas Biofuel Production
(Energy & Water)
$492,000 No additional sponsors indicated Texas
View earmark details 2008 US 287 Ennis Bypass from BU 287 to South of SH 34
(Transportation and Housing & Urban Development)
$490,000 No additional sponsors indicated Texas
View earmark details 2010 Redesign Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area and Campground
(Interior)
$475,000 No additional sponsors indicated Kennard, Texas Davy Crockett National Forest
View earmark details 2010 Assistance to Improve Water Quality for Tarrant County, TX
(Ag-Rural Development-FDA)
$336,000 Rep. Kay Granger (-TX) Tarrant County, Texas Tarrant County, Texas
View earmark details 2008 Fort Worth Transportation Authority
(Transportation and Housing & Urban Development)
$294,000 No additional sponsors indicated Texas
View earmark details 2010 Upper Trinity River Basin, TX
(Energy and Water)
$269,000 Rep. Kay Granger (-TX)
Rep. Michael Burgess (-TX)
Trinity River, Texas
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Rep. Joe Barton (-Texas, 6th) In Office – Earmarks Requested

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* Earmarks requested by the president are not included in the member and state rankings to better reflect political power. This follows the methodology used by Taxpayers for Common Sense.

Alert_icon_small Earmarks with this alert are not included in member tallies //
Fiscal Year(s) 2008-2010 Number Cost
Solo Earmarks 23 $20,216,763
With Other Members 15 $184,534,400
All Congressional 36 $32,226,163
All Sponsored Earmarks 38* $204,751,163*
Earmark Details Year Description (Bill) Amount(desc) Additional Sponsors Locations Receiving Organization
View earmark details 2009 Ennis Independent School District, for the Alternative Learning Center, including curriculum development and purchase of equipment
(Labor-HHS-Education)
$238,000 No additional sponsors indicated Ennis, Texas
View earmark details 2010 Safe Haven of Tarrant County, Fort Worth, TX for a domestic violence prevention initiative
(Labor-HHS-Education)
$200,000 No additional sponsors indicated Fort Worth, Texas Safe Haven of Tarrant County
View earmark details 2008 Ennis Independent School District, for English as a second language instruction, including purchase of equipment
(Labor-HHS-Education)
$192,000 No additional sponsors indicated Ennis, Texas
View earmark details 2008 Houston County Hospital District, for facilities and equipment
(Labor-HHS-Education)
$192,000 No additional sponsors indicated Crockett, Texas
View earmark details 2009 Arlington Chamber of Commerce, for completion of the establishment of The Center for Innovation at Arlington
(Transportation and Housing & Urban Development)
$190,000 Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (-TX) Arlington, Texas
View earmark details 2009 University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX for purchase of equipment
(Labor-HHS-Education)
$143,000 No additional sponsors indicated Arlington, Texas University of Texas at Arlington
View earmark details 2008 Arlington Chamber of Commerce for commercialization of technology, especially bio- and nano-technology at University of Texas Arlington
(Transportation and Housing & Urban Development)
$98,000 Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (-TX) Arlington, Texas
View earmark details 2008 Jupiter Oxy Fuel Technology Project
(Energy & Water)
$0 Rep. Peter John Visclosky (-IN) Texas
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Top 20 Contributors

Congressman Joe Barton 2009 – 2010

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  • Campaign Cmte Only
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  • Campaign Cmte & Leadership PAC Combined

Representative Joe Barton has reported a total of 547 contributions ($200 or more) totaling $429,660 in the current cycle. To search these itemized contributions for this member, click here.

Top 20 Contributors to Campaign Cmte

Rank  ↓ Contributor  ↓ Total  ↓ Indivs  ↓ PACs  ↓
1 Murray Energy $19,150 $14,150 $5,000
2 Energy Future Holdings Corp $14,800 $4,800 $10,000
3 Lockheed Martin $11,150 $2,400 $8,750
4 American Electric Power $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 Border Health $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 Edison Electric Institute $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 Koch Industries $10,000 $500 $9,500
4 National Cable & Telecommunications Assn $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 Nuclear Energy Institute $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 Time Warner Cable $10,000 $0 $10,000
4 Valero Energy $10,000 $0 $10,000
13 Beal Bank $9,600 $9,600 $0
14 Martin Sprocket & Gear $9,400 $9,400 $0
15 Comcast Corp $9,000 $2,000 $7,000
15 National Auto Dealers Assn $9,000 $0 $9,000
17 American Assn of Orthopaedic Surgeons $8,000 $0 $8,000
18 Genzyme Corp $7,500 $0 $7,500
19 Electric Power Supply Assn $7,400 $2,400 $5,000
20 American Surgical Hospital Assn $7,000 $0 $7,000
20 Exelon Corp $7,000 $0 $7,000
20 National Community Pharmacists Assn $7,000 $0 $7,000
20 Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America $7,000 $0 $7,000
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This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2009 – 2010 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organization’s PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

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Top Industries

Congressman Joe Barton 2009 – 2010

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  • Campaign Cmte & Leadership PAC Combined

Top 20 Industries contributing to Campaign Cmte

Industry  ↓ Total  ↓ Indivs  ↓ PACs  ↓
Electric Utilities $162,800 $13,300 $149,500
Oil & Gas $100,470 $24,470 $76,000
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products $82,250 $500 $81,750
Health Professionals $72,300 $22,300 $50,000
TV/Movies/Music $47,500 $3,000 $44,500
Mining $45,040 $37,690 $7,350
Lobbyists $40,450 $37,950 $2,500
Chemical & Related Manufacturing $30,250 $1,750 $28,500
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing $26,600 $22,100 $4,500
Lawyers/Law Firms $23,250 $10,750 $12,500
Insurance $21,600 $4,600 $17,000
Automotive $21,500 $6,500 $15,000
Misc Energy $18,720 $12,970 $5,750
Defense Aerospace $18,650 $2,400 $16,250
Food Processing & Sales $18,500 $1,000 $17,500
Telephone Utilities $17,000 $2,000 $15,000
Retired $15,750 $15,750 $0
Hospitals/Nursing Homes $14,950 $250 $14,700
Retail Sales $14,800 $6,300 $8,500
Health Services/HMOs $14,200 $3,900 $10,300
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Industry Favorite

Joe Barton is a top recipient from the following industries for the 2009 – 2010 election cycle:

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PACs

Congressman Joe Barton 2009 – 2010

Campaign Finance Cycle:

2010200820062004200220001998Career

Total PAC Money for 2010: $723,600
Number of Contributions: 385

Sectors, 2009-2010

Agribusiness $37,500
Communications/Electronics $93,500
Construction $15,500
Defense $18,750
Energy & Natural Resources $263,100
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate $32,000
Health $163,750
Lawyers & Lobbyists $21,000
Transportation $40,000
Misc Business $70,500
Labor $3,000
Ideological/Single-Issue $3,500
Unknown $10,000

Based on Federal Election Commission data available electronically on Sunday, June 13, 2010.

2009 – 2010 Cycle PAC Contribution Breakdown

legend Business $709,100 (99%)
legend Labor $3,000 (0%)
legend Ideological/Single Issue $1,500 (0%)

Based on Federal Election Commission data available electronically on Sunday, May 16, 2010.

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111th Congress Bills Sponsored by Joe Barton

Bill Name  ↓ Title  ↓ Related Bill  ↓ Date  ↓
H.AMDT.628 Amendment sought to strike the provision that permits financing entities to use funds repaid by participants to provide assistance to additional participants. H.R.5019 05/06/10
H.R.4883 STRONG Budget Act of 2010 03/18/10
H.R.4803 To ensure health care consumer and provider access to certain health benefits plan information and to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide transparency in hospital price and quality information. 03/10/10
H.J.RES.77 Disapproving a rule submitted by the Environmental Protection Agency relating to the endangerment finding and the cause or contribute findings for greenhouse gases under section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act. 03/02/10
H.RES.927 Declaring that it shall continue to be the policy of the United States, consistent with the Taiwan Relations Act, to make available to Taiwan such defense articles and services as may be necessary for Taiwan to maintain a sufficient self-defense capability. 11/19/09
H.AMDT.500 Amendment sought to place provisions in the bill allowing the new Federal chemical facility regulations enacted by this bill to preempt state and local laws that “hinder, pose obstacles to, or frustrate the purpose of the federal program”. H.R.2868 11/06/09
H.R.3932 Strengthening of FDA Integrity Act of 2009 10/27/09
H.R.3385 To authorize the use of amounts in the Nuclear Waste Fund to promote recycling of spent nuclear fuel, and for other purposes. 07/29/09
H.R.2183 To improve public participation and overall decision-making at the Federal Communications Commission, and for other purposes. 04/30/09
H.R.1815 Consumer Product Safety Solutions Act of 2009 03/31/09
H.R.661 To provide additional coupons for the digital-to-analog converter box program and to expedite delivery of coupons under such program. 01/23/09
H.R.390 College Football Playoff Act of 2009 01/09/09

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Some of the co-sponsored legislation from –

111th Congress Bills Co-Sponsored by Joe Barton

H.RES.945 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the conditions for the United States becoming a signatory to or negotiating any international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 12/03/09

H.RES.1289 Expressing the sense of the House that Democratic Members of the House should join Republican Members of the House in a total ban on earmarks for one year, that total discretionary spending should be reduced by the amount saved by earmark moratoriums, and that a bipartisan, bicameral committee should be created to review and overhaul the budgetary, spending, and earmark processes. 04/22/10

H.RES.867 Calling on the President and the Secretary of State to oppose unequivocally any endorsement or further consideration of the “Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict” in multilateral fora. 10/23/09

H.RES.713 Recognizing the significant contributions of United States automobile dealerships, and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that in the interest of equity, automobile dealers whose franchises have been terminated through no fault of their own be given an opportunity of first consideration once the auto market rebounds and stabilizes. 07/31/09
(so much for Republicans ideas of free market economy and open competition, my note)

H.J.RES.50 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage. 05/07/09

H.CON.RES.116 Expressing the sense of Congress for the immediate withdrawal of the Department of Labor”s notice of proposed rulemaking seeking to rescind the Form LM-2. 04/30/09

H.R.871 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that the taxable income limit on the allowance for depletion shall not apply in 2008 to domestic marginal oil or gas wells. 02/04/09

H.R.866 Law Enforcement Protection Act 02/04/09

H.R.391 To amend the Clean Air Act to provide that greenhouse gases are not subject to the Act, and for other purposes. 01/09/09

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