"Congressional Big 8" - Defense News 2013
Number 12 on Defense News' 100 Most Influential People in Defense 2013 Washington’s dysfunction has derailed the annual defense legislative process in both chambers. But HASC Chairman Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., and his SASC counterpart Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., along with ranking members Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., and Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., still have a say over the Pentagon’s future spending plans and policies. The remaining four will have a big say over helping the Pentagon fit under mandated spending caps: Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee Chairman Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Ranking Member Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.; and House Appropriations defense subcommittee Chairman Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., and Ranking Member Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind.
People on this list have received money from the following people and organizations.

Common Donors

Donor Total People
Stu Van Scoyoc $42,400 William Thad Cochran, Dick Durbin, Rodney P Frelinghuysen, Jim Inhofe, Peter Visclosky
Michael J Sacks $41,100 Dick Durbin, Carl Levin
Jerry Reinsdorf $33,300 Dick Durbin, Carl Levin
William M Goodyear $32,000 Dick Durbin, Peter Visclosky
Ralph Wilson $31,600 Carl Levin
Ronald Perelman $31,300 Dick Durbin, Rodney P Frelinghuysen, Howard P McKeon, Peter Visclosky
Jeffrey H Brotman $29,500 Carl Levin, Adam Smith
Richard S Weeks $28,850 Rodney P Frelinghuysen, Peter Visclosky
John W Rogers Jr $28,600 Dick Durbin, Carl Levin
Barry F Schwartz $27,300 Dick Durbin, Rodney P Frelinghuysen, Howard P McKeon, Peter Visclosky
Paul J. Finnegan $26,100 Dick Durbin
Neil Bluhm $25,700 Dick Durbin, Carl Levin
Henry Zarrow $25,700 Dick Durbin, Jim Inhofe, Carl Levin
Nick Hanauer $25,600 Dick Durbin, Adam Smith
James Neal Blue $25,600 William Thad Cochran, Dick Durbin, Rodney P Frelinghuysen, Jim Inhofe, Howard P McKeon, Peter Visclosky
Wesley G Bush $25,300 Dick Durbin, Rodney P Frelinghuysen, Howard P McKeon, Adam Smith
Shay Hancock $25,249 Adam Smith
Adele Simmons $24,650 Dick Durbin, Carl Levin
Matthew Bergman $23,200 Dick Durbin, Carl Levin, Adam Smith
Peter Goldman $22,400 Adam Smith