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Our well-oiled Congress gets $6.1 million in grease

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You’re standing next to your car, nozzle in hand, mesmerized by the numbers spinning by on the pump. You’ve heard that BP PLC-operated Prudhoe Bay oilfield and production facility has been shut down, dropping domestic oil supply 8 percent.

Oil contracts closed Monday a few cents under $77 a barrel. You imagine the numbers on the pump spinning even higher in the weeks and months to come.

“Why,” you shout, wagging your finger at innocent passersby, “hasn’t Congress done anything about these (insert fave epithet here) gas prices?”

Could part of the answer be that the oil and gas industry has contributed $6.1 million to incumbents in the 2006 congressional election cycle?

Here’s the breakdown for the House and Senate. See what your House representative got. And see what your senator received.

Now, don’t you feel much better knowing how well the oil and gas industry is taking care of our politicians?

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Written by Dr. Denny Wilkins

August 8, 2006 at 4:28 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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