GOP Picks a Top Oil and Gas Money Recipient as Climate Committee Ranking Member
Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.) will serve as the ranking member on the climate committee, which is tasked with recommending policies to respond to the increasing threats of catastrophic climate change. Graves has taken $515,634 from PACs and individuals affiliated with the oil and gas industry over the course of his congressional career, far more than he received from any other industry, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.
The Campaign Legal Center recently filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that Edison Chouest subsidiary Alpha Marine Services violated a restriction on campaign contributions from government contractors by contributing $100,000 to the Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican-aligned super PAC.