INSTITUTE INDEX: Companies break promises to stop funding Trump coup backers

Walmart, whose Arkansas headquarters are pictured here, is among the companies that broke pledges to stop donating to members of Congress who voted against certifying President Biden's election. (Photo by OUR Walmart via Flickr.)

Following the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol fueled by former President Donald Trump's false claims that he won reelection, number of companies and business groups that pledged to suspend political donations entirely, or specifically to the 147 members of Congress who voted against certifying President Joe Biden's win: more than 100

Number of those corporations that resumed political action committee donations to at least one member of Congress who voted against certifying the election, according to a recent Politico analysis: more than 70

After announcing that employees on its federal PAC board decided to suspend contributions to members of Congress who voted not to certify, amount Dallas-based AT&T contributed to those very members: $628,900

Following its Jan. 7, 2021, statement calling the peaceful transition of power "core to our democracy," amount Boeing — a Chicago-based aerospace firm with manufacturing operations in South Carolina — contributed through its PAC to lawmakers who voted against certification: $391,500

Amount Virginia-based defense conglomerate and major government contractor Raytheon donated to anti-certification lawmakers after telling DefenseNews that it had paused PAC contributions "to reflect on the current environment and determine appropriate next steps": $375,000

After telling Popular Information that it was suspending all PAC contributions to reexamine its "guiding principles," amount Virginia-based tobacco giant Altria Group contributed to lawmakers who voted against certification: $225,500

Amount Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines' PAC contributed to lawmakers who voted against certification after the company stated that it reviews donations to ensure they align with its values: $220,000

Though it told CNN it was indefinitely suspending contributions to anti-certification lawmakers, amount Arkansas-based retail giant Walmart's PAC contributed to those very members: $154,500

Among all post-Jan. 6 donors to anti-certification lawmakers, and not just those donors who made a statement on the attack, rank of the National Beer Wholesalers Association, which represents beverage distributors: 1

Rank respectively among donors to anti-certification lawmakers of the American Bankers Association's BANKPAC, which released a statement on Jan. 6, as well as the National Automobile Dealers Association PAC and the National Association of Home Builders BUILDPAC, which did not: 2, 3, 4

Of those 147 members of Congress who voted against certifying the election, number who remain in Congress today: 130

Of the 20 far-right Republican House members who this month refused to endorse their colleague Kevin McCarthy for House Speaker through numerous votes until winning substantial concessions that will further empower them, number who are also election deniers: 18

Rank of McCarthy, who himself voted against certifying Biden's election, among the top recipients of PAC money from companies that pledged to reconsider donations after the Jan. 6 attack: 1

Amount those companies contributed to McCarthy after his vote against certification: over $1 million

Following the Capitol riot, amount companies gave to second-place recipient Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who voted against certification and now serves as House Majority Leader: $978,890

(Click on figure to go to source. Many of the numbers in this index come from Accountable.US's corporate donations tracker related to the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol attack.)