John Boehner

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Watchdog Group: Boehner Received $24,000 from Tyson Whose Tainted Meat Made Four Ohio Kids Sick

Washington, D.C.—Campaign finance watchdog criticized House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) today for taking campaign money from the meat industry and voting against food safety legislation. Earlier this month a family in Speaker Boehner’s district became ill after eating E. Coli contaminated meat. The political action committee of Tyson Foods, the company recalling about 65 tons of their ground meat, and their executives have given Boehner $24,000 in campaign contributions over his career, according to the group’s analysis of data found at opensecrets.org.

Public Interest Groups Criticize Vote to Extend Taxpayer Subsidies for Oil Companies

On March 2, Public Campaign Action Fund and the League of Conservation Voters criticized several U.S. House members for voting against a measure that would've temporarily ended wasteful and unnecessary taxpayer subsidies for oil companies. The members--both Democrats and Republicans--all took tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from oil and gas interests during their time in Congress.

The press release for each of the members criticized is below: