Monday, September 15, 2014
The Koch Industries is the second largest company in the U.S. and is also a conglomerate, whose subsidiary businesses operate in some of the world's most profitable markets. The company has spent millions of dollars lobbying the federal government this past decade from defense appropriations to financial regulatory reform. Koch's biggest industry, however, is petroleum refining, and the bulk of their lobbying is related to energy issues. The company's lobbying totals sky rocketed in the two years since Democrats swept power in 2008. The # of contributions to candidates from Koch Industries PACs is x3 the contributions from individuals.