Intel Contractor Contributions to Rogers and Ruppersberger, Reps Who Introduced Bill to Lower Data Collection Standards

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March 25, 2014On Tuesday, March 25, 2014, one day after President Obama's support for ending bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency was reported by the New York Times, House Represenatives Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, introduced a bill that would lower the standards for the government to collect data on individuals.

How much money have Ruppersberger and Rogers received from top Intelligence Services Defense contractors?

Senators Criticizing Conflict of Interest Disclosure Surrounding OSHA Ruling Receive Timely Contributions from Rule's Opponents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is currently in the midst of hearing testimony on a proposed rule that would reduce the level of crystalline silica, a known carcinogen, considered to be permissible in the workplace. 16 senators wrote a letter to OSHA asking the agency to extend the period during which stakeholders can comment on the rule and criticizing its request that those commenting on the ruling disclose their financial backers.

How much have these senators received from relevant interests?


House Sides With Ski Resorts and Agribusiness in Private Water Rights Bill

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March 20, 2014On March 3, 2014, the House of Representatives passed legislation to prevent the federal government from retaining water rights as a condition for allowing private interests to use publicly-owned land.

What industries support this, and how much money have they given to members of the House that helped to pass it?

Toss-Up Senate Races Are Key Targets for Dark Money

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February 21, 2014During the 2012 elections, 'dark money' groups — organizations that spend money on elections but do not have to disclose the sources of their contributions — focused their spending on races that gave them the best chance to change the outcome in favor of their preferred candidate.

How much more money did dark money groups spend on "toss-up" Senate races?

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S. 994 (113th) - Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014

Government operations and politics

The bill was voted on in the Senate on April 9, 2014

A bill to expand the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 to increase accountability and transparency in Federal spending, and for other purposes.

Senate Vote: On Passage PASSED on April 10, 2014 voted YES: 100voted NO: 0
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H.R. 3189 (113th) - Water Rights Protection Act

Water resources development

The bill was voted on in the House on March 13, 2014

To prohibit the conditioning of any permit, lease, or other use agreement on the transfer of any water right to the United States by the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture.

House Vote: On Passage PASSED on March 13, 2014 voted YES: 238voted NO: 174
62% more $
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H.R. 3826 (113th) - Electricity Security and Affordability Act

Environmental protection

The bill was voted on in the House on March 6, 2014

To provide direction to the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the establishment of standards for emissions of any greenhouse gas from fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units, and for other purposes.

House Vote: On Passage PASSED on March 6, 2014 voted YES: 229voted NO: 183
128% more $
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H.R. 1493 (113th) - Sunshine for Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act of 2013

Government operations and politics

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

To impose certain limitations on consent decrees and settlement agreements by agencies that require the agencies to take regulatory action in accordance with the terms thereof, and for other purposes.

138% more $
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H.R. 3964 (113th) - Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act

Water resources development

The bill was voted on in the House on February 5, 2014

To address certain water-related concerns in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley, and for other purposes.

S. 1900 (113th) - Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act

Foreign trade and international finance

The bill has been referred to committee.

A bill to establish congressional trade negotiating objectives and enhanced consultation requirements for trade negotiations, to provide for consideration of trade agreements, and for other purposes.

7.0 times as much $
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H.R. 2642 (113th) - Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act

Agriculture and food

The president has signed the bill.

To provide for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.

House Vote: On Passage PASSED on January 29, 2014 voted YES: 251voted NO: 166
5.3 times as much $
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S. 1845 (113th) - Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act

Labor and employment

The bill was voted on in the Senate on February 6, 2014

A bill to provide for the extension of certain unemployment benefits, and for other purposes.

7.1 times as much $
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H.R. 3309 (113th) - Innovation Act

Commerce

The bill was voted on in the House on December 5, 2013

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

S. 1392 (113th) - Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013

Energy

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

A bill to promote energy savings in residential buildings and industry, and for other purposes.

146% more $
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S. 744 (113th) - Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

Immigration

The bill was voted on in the Senate on June 27, 2013

A bill to provide for comprehensive immigration reform and for other purposes.