The Senate's Insurance Money

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Today, a group of Senators will push to add a health care repeal amendment to the FAA re-authorization bill, legislation that is likely to be voted on this evening. Forty-seven senators have already co-sponsored the stand alone repeal legislation (S. 192), so we can safely say they'll vote for the amendment.

These 47 Senators have received at least $22.5 million from insurance industry interests during their careers in Congress, according to Public Campaign Action Fund analysis of data from the Center for Responsive Politics.

The biggest recipients include:

  • Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.): $3,015,199
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa): $1,119,044
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.): $1,004,957
  • Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.): $888,898

And, in case you were wondering, the full list is below (sorted from largest recipient to smallest):


Senator Career Total
McCain, John (R-AZ) $3,015,199
Grassley, Chuck (R-IA) $1,119,044
McConnell, Mitch (R-KY) $1,004,957
Shelby, Richard C (R-AL) $888,898
Portman, Rob (R-OH) $873,764
Blunt, Roy (R-MO) $802,432
Burr, Richard (R-NC) $733,723
Hatch, Orrin G (R-UT) $723,821
Chambliss, Saxby (R-GA) $648,566
Ensign, John (R-NV) $641,442
Cornyn, John (R-TX) $624,778
Hutchison, Kay Bailey (R-TX) $623,200
Thune, John (R-SD) $595,026
Kyl, Jon (R-AZ) $560,794
Crapo, Mike (R-ID) $555,132
Sessions, Jeff (R-AL) $544,527
Kirk, Mark (R-IL) $523,700
DeMint, James W (R-SC) $518,145
Alexander, Lamar (R-TN) $514,400
Collins, Susan M (R-ME) $508,393
Isakson, Johnny (R-GA) $499,692
Lugar, Richard G (R-IN) $465,135
Corker, Bob (R-TN) $462,725
Coats, Dan (R-IN) $443,368
Snowe, Olympia J (R-ME) $440,690
Vitter, David (R-LA) $370,393
Inhofe, James M (R-OK) $367,866
Graham, Lindsey (R-SC) $360,532
Toomey, Pat (R-PA) $319,441
Roberts, Pat (R-KS) $316,092
Wicker, Roger (R-MS) $275,004
Enzi, Mike (R-WY) $251,953
Rubio, Marco (R-FL) $241,299
Coburn, Tom (R-OK) $226,200
Cochran, Thad (R-MS) $195,712
Johanns, Michael O (R-NE) $192,600
Ayotte, Kelly (R-NH) $184,555
Brown, Scott P (R-MA) $178,050
Moran, Jerry (R-KS) $176,971
Hoeven, John (R-ND) $127,600
Johnson, Ron (R-WI) $93,500
Barrasso, John A (R-WY) $87,664
Risch, James E (R-ID) $72,712
Boozman, John (R-AR) $66,634
Rand, Paul (R-KY) $58,572
Lee, Mike (R-UT) $22,650
Total: $22,517,551