Monday, January 16, 2012
Think Progress focused on a report from Americans For Prosperity, funded by Charles and David Koch (left), citing five senators who received a 100 percent "Congressional Scorecard" for serving the interests of the two right-wing activist petrochemical billionaires. The senators received the rating for votes agreeing with the Kochs on "the repeal of President Obama’s new health care law, preempting EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases, Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget to end Medicare, ending ethanol subsidies, several Congressional Review Act resolutions of disapproval to overturn new regulations and the fiscal year 2012 appropriations bills." The five, all Republicans, include Sens. Tom Coburn (OK), Mike Crapo (ID), Orrin Hatch (UT), Marco Rubio (FL), and Ron Johnson (WI). The senators received a combined $187,400 in campaign contributions from the Kochs.