Here are the companies suspending political contributions following the Capitol riots
A growing list of companies are cutting off donations to politicians who opposed the Electoral College results, targeting the 147 Republican members of the House and the Senate who voted against affirming President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Republican lawmakers attempted to challenge the results of Arizona and Pennsylvania, two swing states Biden won, during and after a violent and deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.
In light of those events, some companies are temporarily suspending any political action committee (PAC) donations to all lawmakers as they assess their policies.
Here are the companies that have temporarily stopped giving to members who opposed the election results:
The hotel giant will be suspending donations to the GOP senators who objected to certifying Biden’s victory and said it will judge other donations based on which lawmakers oversee leadership PACs.
Hallmark Cards asked Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) to return the donations its PAC gave to the senators because of their vote against the Electoral College count. The company gave $7,000 to Hawley and $5,000 to Marshall in their last elections.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
The health insurance giant said it would suspend contributions to lawmakers who “voted to undermine our democracy.” Separately, in an internal email obtained by The Hill, it said it will not give its annual contributions to the National Republican Congressional Committee or the Republican National Committee.
The company said it will not make political donations to the members of the House and Senate who voted against certifying the election results.
The technology giant is pausing donations to lawmakers who voted against the results, calling it an “unacceptable attempt to undermine a legitimate democratic process.”
Dell Technologies’ PAC board of directors voted to suspend contributions to members of Congress “whose statements and activities during the post-election period are not in line with Dell’s principles.”
The company said it will “withhold support from those who voted against the certification of the presidential election results.”
Dow said it will suspending all corporate and employee PAC contributions “to any member of Congress who voted to object to the certification of the presidential election” for a period of one election cycle, which is two years for House members and can be up to six years for senators.
Comcast is suspending contributions to lawmakers who voted against the election results, saying that the violence at the U.S. Capitol last week was “appalling.”
Another telecom giant, AT&T, said its PAC board decided to suspend contributions to members that voted against certifying the election results.
The bank said that its PAC will no longer support members of Congress who attempted to “subvert the presidential election results and disrupt the peaceful transition of power.”
The company said its PAC will suspend contributions to lawmakers who voted against the election results.
The company said it will suspend support for “officials who have impeded the peaceful transfer of power.”
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber said it will halt political contributions to certain lawmakers following the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol but did not name lawmakers whose support will be pulled.
The Walt Disney Company
Disney said it will not make political contributions in 2021 to lawmakers who voted to reject the certification of the Electoral College votes and said in a statement, “The insurrection at our nation’s Capitol was a direct assault on one of our country’s most revered tenets: the peaceful transition of power.”
Cisco’s employee-sponsored PAC halted future contributions “to any of the 147 representatives and senators who attempted to prevent Congress from fulfilling its constitutional duty to certify a legitimate and fair presidential election,” a spokesperson said. The company is also reviewing potential contributions to other members to ensure they align with its values.
The technology company said its PAC will not contribute to members who voted against certifying the election results “as we feel that action was counter to our company’s values.”
Mastercard suspended giving to members who voted against certifying the election results and said it will review the criteria that inform its political contributions “to ensure they reflect our values.”
The company is “indefinitely suspending contributions to those members of Congress who voted against the lawful certification of state electoral college votes,” according to a statement.
Edison International paused all PAC giving to members of Congress and senators. A spokesperson added, “In particular, while we are implementing a freeze of indefinite duration on any further EIPAC campaign contributions to members of Congress who voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election results, we also believe that now is an important time for the country to reflect on the events of that week, rather than to fundraise.”
The athletic apparel giant said in a statement its PAC supports elected officials whose values align with their mission and “will not support any member of Congress who ignores these principles, including those who voted to decertify the Electoral College results.”
Zillow will “withhold support from those who advocated for overturning the results of the presidential election,” according to a statement.
TechNet, a network of technology industry executives, will not donate to or engage in fundraising activities “for the foreseeable future” for any lawmaker who voted against certifying the presidential election results. “This policy will remain in place until further evaluation and notice,” the group said.
Here are the companies that have temporarily stopped all political giving:
The social media platform is suspending PAC contributions for the current quarter and said it is reviewing its policies.
The oil giant said it will pause contributions for six months and reevaluate its criteria for candidate support.
The investment bank is pausing all PAC contributions but did not specify for how long.
The bank is pausing all PAC contributions for six months.
The bank is pausing all PAC contributions for the first quarter of the year.
Bank of America
The bank is pausing all PAC contributions but did not specify for how long.
Google is freezing its PAC contributions and assessing its policies.
The technology company is freezing PAC donations while it assess the events of last week, although its PAC typically doesn’t make contributions in the first quarter of a new Congress.
The automobile giant is pausing all PAC donations but did not specify for how long.
The bank said its PAC will halt all contributions to any lawmakers for the remainder of 2021.
The company is pausing all contributions and said in a statement that the “violence that took place at the Capitol was appalling, and we condemn it unequivocally.”
The company said it has suspended all political contributions for at least six months “in light of the Congress’s recent vote on the certification of the Electoral College results.”
Managed Funds Association
The trade group, which represents the hedge fund industry, paused all PAC contributions.
The Kroger Co.
The grocery retailer said it is pausing PAC donations “while we review our PAC-giving philosophy, and we plan to resume contributions once this assessment is completed,” according to Matt Perin, Kroger’s head of government relations.
The financial services company suspended all political contributions through its PAC “for the foreseeable future,” a decision it made “in response to the violent attack at the U.S. Capitol last week.”
The company paused any further donations to campaigns of all public officials and is conducting a review, according to a memo provided by the company.
The Coca-Cola Company
The beverage company suspended all political giving and did not specify for how long.
The food processing company has paused all federal campaign contributions and “until more facts are known,” according to its chief administrative officer.
American Investment Council
The trade group, which represents the private equity industry, paused all political contributions.
Deloitte suspended political contributions, is “evaluating all aspects of our political engagement strategy, and we will not support those who work to undermine the rule of law,” the company said in a statement.
The company temporarily paused all political donations and did not specify for how long.
The airline is taking a three-month pause from giving to review its contributions.
The defense contractor paused all PAC contributions “to reflect on the current environment and determine appropriate next steps.”
American Bankers Association
The trade group, which represents the banking industry, is meeting with its stakeholders in the coming weeks to review its political activities from the 2020 cycle before making decisions about future plans.
The National Association of Realtors
The trade group paused its federal political disbursements and will monitor events in Washington in the days and weeks ahead.
The company will not make any political contributions for the first quarter of the year and will reassess its political contributions policy in April.
United Parcel Service
UPS has suspended all PAC contributions and did not specify for how long.
Jared Gans contributed. Updated: Jan. 14 at 2:30 p.m.