The NRA has given millions of dollars to congressional candidates in order to persuade them to endorse their pro-gun message.
In the current Congress, sitting members have recieved $4.3 million over the course of their careers, according to the Washington Post.
This legacy of influence presents a significant hurdle for the Obama administration, which is trying to get Congress to pass a significant gun control package.
Here are the people in Congress who have recieved the most money over the course of their careers from the NRA:
10. Rep. John Dingell (D - Michigan) — $49,700
9. Rep. Tom Latham (R - Iowa) — $50,750
8. Rep. Nick Rahall (D - West Virginia) — $56,000
7. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R - Virginia) — $56,250
6. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R - Georgia) — $56,950
5. Rep. Lee Terry (R - Nebraska) — $58,650
4. Sen. Roy Blunt (R - Missouri) —$60,550
3. Rep. Pete Sessions (R - Texas) — $64,000
2. Rep. Steve Chabot (R - Ohio) — $65,950
1. Rep. Don Young (R - Alaska) — $71,250
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