Jim Jordan Invites Donors to Testify at Hearing

Tomorrow, July 26th, the House Oversight Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending will hold a hearing entitled, “Lights Out: How EPA Regulations Threaten Affordable Power and Job Creation.”

The subcommittee is chaired by Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan (R) and will feature witnesses with ties to Jordan’s campaign donors—something that’s becoming a pattern in the 112th Congress.

  • The Deputy General Counsel for American Electric Power (AEP) is listed as a witness at the hearing. American Electric Power represents Jordan’s largest career donor. Its PAC and employees have donated $39,100 to his campaigns, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. In February of this year, Jordan received a $1,000 donation from the AEP PAC, according to filings with the FEC.
  • Ohio Coal Association President Mike Carey is also testifying at the hearing. In 2008, the association’s PAC gave Jordan’s campaign $1,000. The Association’s vice chairman, Rob Murray, gave Jordan $2,300 in the 2008 cycle.

Will he disclose this information in his opening statement?