ALEC Alumni in Congress

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ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's, and check out breaking news on our site.

ALEC Alumni in Congress include[1][2]:

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

Former ALEC Alumni in Congress include Former Assistant Minority Leader Don Nickles, Former Speakers of the House Dennis Hastert and John Boehner, Former House Majority Leaders Tom DeLay and Eric Cantor, Former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services and Rep. Tom Price, Rep. David Rivera, and Former Deputy Majority Whip and subject of the 2006 page scandal, Mark Foley.[11]


  1. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Senate," organization website, accessed April 18th, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, "House of Representatives," organization website, accessed April 18th, 2012
  3. American Legislative Exchange Council, '99 ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational website, archived by the Wayback Machine December 8, 2000, accessed October 2012
  4. 4.0 4.1 American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC Leaders in the States, organizational document, accessed October 2012
  5. George Allen Press Office, The George Allen Record – Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award – August 3, 1996, campaign press release, August 3, 2011
  6. Voters Legislative Transparency Project, American Legislative Exchange Council - Federal Government and Corrupt Practices, organizational report, November 2011
  7. Bob Sloan, ALEC Pursues Control of the U.S. Senate in November – The Allen vs. Kaine Virginia Senate Race, Voters Legislative Transparency Project, September 14, 2012
  8. American Legislative Exchange Council, Sourcebook, annual organizational publication, 1995
  9. American Legislative Exchange Council, Inside ALEC, organizational newsletter, June 2012, on file with CMD
  10. Michelle Cole, ALEC gains foothold in Oregon, with one-fourth of legislators as members, The Oregonian, May 26, 2012.
  11. American Legislative Exchange Council, 2001 Annual Report, organizational report, 2002
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This is a list of groups or individuals associated in some capacity with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).