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Transportation: Background

The Center for Responsive Politics

Transportation:
Background

The air transport and automotive industries traditionally are the biggest donors within the transportation sector. Within these groups, however, the bulk of the money comes not from airlines and automakers, but from car dealers and the nation's two largest delivery services, UPS and Federal Express.

Big givers within this sector cheered Congressí passage of a bill to reauthorize federal funding for transportation projects. The bill, which passed in the summer of 2005, was supported by President Bush even though it broke spending limits he had ordered Congress to abide by.