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October 22, 2014

PAC of Engineers Union Gives $900,000 to Legislators

The political action committee of an international union gave $900,000 to members of Congress during the month of June.

The Engineers Political Education Committee (EPEC) of the International Union of Operating Engineersreported it contributed $905,000 in June with 251 contributions. Most of the contributions were either $2,500 or $5,000. One contribution of $5,000 was returned.

Those giving out large amounts of campaign contributions are often those who have been the most active on lobbying legislative issues before Congress during that month.

Other PACs reporting early and giving out more than $150,000 in contributions during June include:

Home Depot PAC $296,500; AT&T Inc. Federal PAC $263,800; American College of Radiology Association PAC $232,500; Lockheed Martin Corporation Employee’s PAC $228,500; National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts Inc. PAC $204,325; American Crystal Sugar Company PAC $202,500; Microsoft Corporation PAC $194,500; Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. PAC $173,232; National Beer Wholesalers Association PAC $168,500; American Resort Development Association Resort Owners Coalition PAC $159,500; General Electric Company PAC $159,500; Int’l. Brotherhood of Electrical Workers PAC $157,675; and United Association Political Education Committee $150,200.

PACs reporting early and giving $100,000 to $150,000 in contributions include:

United Steelworkers Political Action Fund $150,000; Humana Inc. PAC $142,500; Union Pacific Corp. Fund for Effective Government $142,500; PricewaterhouseCoopers PAC I $142,000; KPMG Partners/Principals and Employees PAC $126,200; Automotive Free International Trade PAC $110,500; and National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association PAC $104,500.

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