Facebook Gives $110,000 to Friends in Congress
Posted at 11:53 a.m. on July 9, 2013
The political action committee of Facebook Inc. has given $110,000 to members of Congress and their political committees since the beginning of the year.
Facebook Inc. PAC reported it gave $110,000 to the political committees of 40 members of Congress. The amounts ranged from $1,000 to $5,000. Recipients included $5,000 to Speaker A. John Boehner, R-Ohio; $5,000 to the campaign of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.; $5,000 to Searchlight Leadership PAC, the PAC of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; among others.
Donors to the PAC included Mark Zuckerberg (president & CEO, Facebook) $5,000; Erskine Bowles (director, Facebook) $5,000; Jim Breyer (director, Facebook) $5,000; Joel Kaplan (VP for U.S. Public Policy) $5,000; Sheryl Sandberg (COO, Facebook) $5,000; among others.