I recently wrote about what appears to be another hearing by the U.S. congress’ Committee on Oversight & Government Reform. If the internet chatter is to be believed, this hearing will be on the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. I also noted that internet chatter was pointing to $40,000 in donations made by one Jennifer Larson to the chair of the Oversight Committee. I could find $40,000 in donations from Ms. Larson this year, but I didn’t see the direct connection of the bulk of that amount ($29,800) to Congressman Issa. As I stated in One year and $40,000 later and another hearing:
I found a total of $40,000 donations to Congressman Issa, his PAC and the Republican National Committee though Ms. Larson and her company Vibrant Technologies (click to enlarge):
The bulk went to the Republican National Committee. I’d love to see what, if any, arrangements the RNC has to support Issa with those funds.
Well, I found out about the donation to the Republican National Committee. The Federal Elections Commission shows that that $29,800 donation was earmarked: JFC ATTRIB: DARRELL ISSA VICTORY FUND
Looks to this observer like those funds are going to support Congressman Issa through the “Darrell Issa Victory Fund“.
So we have funds donated to
Invest in a Strong and Secure America ($5,000) Darryll Issa’s political action committee.
Two donations of $2,600 to Darryll Issa directly
and $29,800 to the Republican National Committee, apparently to be used by the Darryll Issa Victory Fund.
As noted by frequent commenter lilady, Congressman Issa appeared at the AutismOne parent convention this year.
By Matt Carey