Scott Brown: Subsidies My Big Oil Donors Get Don't Exist

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Over the weekend, Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said that “Oil companies don’t get subsidies.” That’s, of course, not true.

Big Oil gets billions in subsidies every year and then rewards supportive members of Congress through campaign cash from their PACs and executives—and Brown is a recipient of that largesse.

In fact, Brown has taken $227,860 in contributions from the oil and gas industry during his Senate career, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics.

More key facts:

Senate fundraising reports for the second quarter of 2012 are due on Sunday.