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Lamar Smith Goes to Washington

 
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There's a Congressman out of San Antonio, Lamar Smith. He was chairman of the house immigration subcommittee when they upped the H1-B quota to 195K. I would be very interested in learning if he took or takes campaign contributions from Wipro, Infosys, Tata, et al. Anybody have any idea of how to figure this out or the time to research it? Natalie what's keeping you busy these days?
 
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Check out opensecrets.org...

You can see Lamar Smith's top contributors in 2003-2004 here.

A lot of his top contributors look to be large tech companies... none that I see that would are specifically involved in providing H1Bs or outsourcing per se, but most large tech corporations probably would be interested in getting more H1Bs.
 
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Seek and Ye shall Find

All told, that�s nearly three times what the industry contributed during all of 1995-96, the last presidential election cycle. It�s also a 233 percent increase over giving in the 1998 elections, earning the computer industry a spot alongside the entertainment industry and oil and gas interests as one of Washington�s most generous political benefactors.


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