Facebook has donated $190,000 to the campaigns and political-action committees of senators questioning one of its executives Thursday, according to data from the Federal Election Commission.
All but one member of the 12-person Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security has received money from the social-media behemoth, which sent its global head of safety, Antigone Davis, to Capitol Hill as controversy swirls around a series of investigations in the Wall Street Journal.
The leading recipient of donations on the panel is Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii). His campaign and Hawaii PAC have accepted $35,000 from Facebook. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) is a close second, coming in at $31,500.
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The breakdown of Facebook’s donations to other Senators on the committee is
- Jerry Moran (R-Kan), $21,000
- Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), $16,000
- Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), $15,000
- Todd Young (R-Ind.), $10,000
- Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M), $7,000
- Tammy Baldwin (D.Wisc.), $6,500