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Here are all the Congresspeople who took NRA money and tweeted prayers for Orlando

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The members of Congress sent their thoughts and prayers for the victims of the shooting in Orlando all day.

And yet we know this truth: these shootings don’t happen in other industrialized nations with the astonishing regularity that they do here. These shootings happen most often here, where assault rifles like the AR-15 used in mass killing after mass killing are easier to buy than a ticket on an airplane.

Our gun laws are the result of our constitution, an atypical history of gun ownership, and the relentless lobbying of gun advocacy groups like the National Rifle Association.

The NRA gave money to 40% of the current members of Congress in the 2014 election cycle, according to opensecrets.org. That’s 193 U.S. Representatives and 20 U.S. Senators. Of those, 116 have both received contributions from the NRA and offered their prayers to the victims of the shootings in Orlando.

If you’ve been on Twitter in the wake of the shooting, you might have seen one of the many tweets from Igor Volsky of the Center for American Progress Action Fund pointing out this painful contradiction, one tweet at a time.

Here is the complete list of people who need to hear that we want #policychangeforOrlando not solely #prayforOrlando.

Note: The totals below reflect only campaign contributions in the last cycle and do not include prior contributions or independent expenditures on campaign communication, which are often much greater.

Last updated: 7pm, Sunday, June 12, 2016

Members U.S. Senate

Recipient Total Status
Cassidy, Bill (R-LA) $4,950 View message on Twitter
Cornyn, John (R-TX) $9,900 View message on Twitter
Cotton, Tom (R-AR) $9,900 View message on Twitter
Ernst, Joni (R-IA) $9,900 View message on Twitter
Gardner, Cory (R-CO) $4,950 View message on Twitter
Lankford, James (R-OK) $4,500 View message on Twitter
McConnell, Mitch (R-KY) $9,900 View message on Twitter
Roberts, Pat (R-KS) $9,900 View message on Twitter
Rounds, Mike (R-SD) $4,950 View message on Twitter
Scott, Tim (R-SC) $8,950 View message on Twitter
Sullivan, Dan (R-AK) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Tillis, Thom (R-NC) $9,900 View message on Twitter
Ayotte, Kelly (R – NH) $4,950 (2016) View message on Twitter
Burr, Richard (R – NC) $4,950 (2016) View message on Twitter

Members U.S. House of Representatives

Recipient Total Status
Barletta, Lou (R-PA) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Bishop, Mike (R-MI) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Black, Diane (R-TN) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN) $6,000 View message on Twitter
Blum, Rod (R-IA) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Bost, Mike (R-IL) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Brady, Kevin (R-TX) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Brat, Dave (R-VA) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Brooks, Susan (R-IN) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Bucshon, Larry (R-IN) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Burgess, Michael (R-TX) $1,500 View message on Twitter
Byrne, Bradley (R-AL) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Calvert, Ken (R-CA) $4,500 View message on Twitter
Chaffetz, Jason (R-UT) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Coffman, Mike (R-CO) $9,900 View message on Twitter
Cole, Tom (R-OK) $2,500 View message on Twitter
Comstock, Barbara (R-VA) $4,950 View message on Twitter
Cook, Paul (R-CA) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Crawford, Rick (R-AR) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Crenshaw, Ander (R-FL) $3,000 View message on Twitter
Cuellar, Henry (D-TX) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Culberson, John (R-TX) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Curbelo, Carlos (R-FL) $4,950 View message on Twitter
Davis, Rodney (R-IL) $7,450 View message on Twitter
Dent, Charlie (R-PA) $1,500 View message on Twitter
DeSantis, Ron (R-FL) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Duncan, Jeff (R-SC) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Ellmers, Renee (R-NC) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Emmer, Tom (R-MN) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Farenthold, Blake (R-TX) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Fleischmann, Chuck (R-TN) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Fleming, John (R-LA) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Flores, Bill (R-TX) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Foxx, Virginia (R-NC) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Franks, Trent (R-AZ) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Goodlatte, Bob (R-VA) $9,900 View message on Twitter
Harris, Andy (R-MD) $2,500 View message on Twitter
Hartzler, Vicky (R-MO) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Heck, Joe (R-NV) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Hensarling, Jeb (R-TX) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Hill, French (R-AR) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Hudson, Richard (R-NC) $2,500 View message on Twitter
Huelskamp, Tim (R-KS) $2,150 View message on Twitter
Huizenga, Bill (R-MI) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Hurd, Will (R-TX) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Issa, Darrell (R-CA) $2,500 View message on Twitter
Jenkins, Lynn (R-KS) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Johnson, Bill (R-OH) $2,500 View message on Twitter
Jolly, David (R-FL) $4,950 View message on Twitter
Joyce, David P (R-OH) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Kelly, Mike (R-PA) $3,000 View message on Twitter
Kinzinger, Adam (R-IL) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Kline, John (R-MN) $2,500 View message on Twitter
Marino, Tom (R-PA) $3,000 View message on Twitter
McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA) $5,000 View message on Twitter
McCaul, Michael (R-TX) $2,000 View message on Twitter
McKinley, David (R-WV) $1,000 View message on Twitter
McMorris Rodgers, Cathy (R-WA) $2,000 View message on Twitter
McSally, Martha (R-AZ) $2,500 View message on Twitter
Meadows, Mark R (R-NC) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Moolenaar, John (R-MI) $3,000 View message on Twitter
Mooney, Alex (R-WV) $4,950 View message on Twitter
Noem, Kristi (R-SD) $3,000 View message on Twitter
Olson, Pete (R-TX) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Palmer, Gary (R-AL) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Paulsen, Erik (R-MN) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Perry, Scott (R-PA) $2,500 View message on Twitter
Poe, Ted (R-TX) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Pompeo, Mike (R-KS) $3,000 View message on Twitter
Posey, Bill (R-FL) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Price, Tom (R-GA) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Ratcliffe, John Lee (R-TX) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Reichert, Dave (R-WA) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Renacci, Jim (R-OH) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Ribble, Reid (R-WI) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Roby, Martha (R-AL) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Rokita, Todd (R-IN) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Ross, Dennis (R-FL) $3,000 View message on Twitter
Rothfus, Keith J (R-PA) $2,500 View message on Twitter
Ryan, Paul (R-WI) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Sanford, Mark (R-SC) $3,000 View message on Twitter
Scalise, Steve (R-LA) $7,450 View message on Twitter
Scott, Austin (R-GA) $2,500 View message on Twitter
Sessions, Pete (R-TX) $2,500 View message on Twitter
Shimkus, John M (R-IL) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Smith, Adrian (R-NE) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Stewart, Chris (R-UT) $3,000 View message on Twitter
Thornberry, Mac (R-TX) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Tipton, Scott (R-CO) $3,500 View message on Twitter
Valadao, David (R-CA) $9,450 View message on Twitter
Wagner, Ann L (R-MO) $2,150 View message on Twitter
Walden, Greg (R-OR) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Walorski, Jackie (R-IN) $4,500 View message on Twitter
Walters, Mimi (R-CA) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Weber, Randy (R-TX) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Webster, Daniel (R-FL) $1,000 View message on Twitter
Westmoreland, Lynn A (R-GA) $3,000 View message on Twitter
Wilson, Joe (R-SC) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Womack, Steve (R-AR) $4,000 View message on Twitter
Yoder, Kevin (R-KS) $2,000 View message on Twitter
Young, David (R-IA) $4,950 View message on Twitter
Zeldin, Lee (R-NY) $4,950 View message on Twitter

 

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Credits: Ethan Chiel, Daniel McLaughlin, Rachel Schallom and Anna Sterling contributed to this article.