Celebrating a Decade of MapLight!

 

March 1, 2015 -- Today MapLight celebrates a milestone: 10 years of shining light on our broken system of money-dominated politics.

When MapLight began, proving that special interest donations correlated to votes could take weeks of research for a single bill, leaving citizens in the dark. MapLight made it possible, for the first time ever, to unearth these connections with the click of a mouse—and opened a new era of exposing influence and achieving real-time accountability.

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Bills in the News

H.R. 5 (114th) - Student Success Act

Education

The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar.

To support State and local accountability for public education, protect State and local authority, inform parents of the performance of their children's schools, and for other purposes.

62 times as much $
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H.R. 527 (114th) - Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2015

Commerce

The bill was voted on in the House on February 5, 2015

To amend chapter 6 of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the Regulatory Flexibility Act), to ensure complete analysis of potential impacts on small entities of rules, and for other purposes.

H.R. 9 (114th) - The Innovation Act

The bill has been referred to committee.

To amend title 35, United States Code, and the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act to make improvements and technical corrections, and for other purposes.

126% more $
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H.R. 351 (114th) - LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act

Energy

The bill was voted on in the House on January 28, 2015

To provide for expedited approval of exportation of natural gas, and for other purposes.

House Vote: On Passage PASSED on January 28, 2015 voted YES: 277voted NO: 133
3.0 times as much $
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S. 1 (114th) - Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

Energy

The president has vetoed the bill.

A bill to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

H.R. 37 (114th) - Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act

Finance and financial sector

The bill was voted on in the House on January 14, 2015

To make technical corrections to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to enhance the ability of small and emerging growth companies to access capital through public and private markets, to reduce regulatory burdens, and for other purposes.

House Vote: On Passage PASSED on January 14, 2015 voted YES: 271voted NO: 154
18% more $
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H.R. 30 (114th) - Save American Workers Act of 2015

Taxation

The bill was voted on in the House on January 8, 2015

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 30-hour threshold for classification as a full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and replace it with 40 hours.

House Vote: On Passage PASSED on January 8, 2015 voted YES: 252voted NO: 172
7.6 times as much $
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H.R. 3 (114th) - Keystone XL Pipeline Act

Energy

The bill was voted on in the House on January 9, 2015

To approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

House Vote: On Passage PASSED on January 9, 2015 voted YES: 266voted NO: 153
32 times as much $
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H.R. 26 (114th) - Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015

Finance and financial sector

The president has signed the bill.

To extend the termination date of the Terrorism Insurance Program established under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002, and for other purposes.

Senate Vote: On Passage PASSED on January 8, 2015 voted YES: 93voted NO: 4
>1,000 times as much $
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H.R. 191 (114th) - Repeal Executive Amnesty Act of 2015

International affairs

The bill has been referred to committee.

To repeal executive immigration overreach, to clarify that the proper constitutional authority for immigration policy belongs to the legislative branch, and for other purposes.

$0
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S. 153 (114th) - Immigration Innovation Act of 2015

Immigration

The bill has been referred to committee.

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize additional visas for well-educated aliens to live and work in the United States, and for other purposes.

9.2 times as much $
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