Wall Street Banks Contribute More Than Twice as Much to Members Voting Yes on Dodd-Frank Rollback

Dec. 17, 2014 – On December 13th, the Senate passed the 2015 federal budget (H.R. 83) by a vote of 54-40, appropriating more than $1 trillion for federal agencies. The House passed the 1,600 page bill earlier in the week. 

Representatives Voting for Dodd-Frank Rollback Receive Millions from Top Wall Street Banks

Dec. 14, 2014 -- On December 11, the House passed the 2015 federal budget (H.R. 83) by a vote of 219-206, appropriating more than $1 trillion for federal agenciesBuried in the 1,600 pages of the bill’s text are hundreds of controversial provisions, known as “policy riders,” some of which benefit powerful industries.

MapLight Launches Personal Financial Disclosures Database

 

Novemeber 13, 2014 -- MapLight is pleased to announce the launch of its personal financial disclosure database, a new tool that brings to light the fiscal relationships shared between legislators and private companies.

Net Neutrality: How Did House Reps. Vote on the FCC's 2011 Net Neutrality Rule?

November 10, 2014In 2010, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a rule designed to enshrine net neutrality as the law of the land, prohibiting fixed-line internet service providers from blocking or discriminating against traffic to lawful content on the web. In April 2011, the House of Representatives passed a resolution of disapproval against the FCC's net neutrality rule.

How did members of the House of Representatives vote on the 2011 resolution?

MapLight Launches Federal Lobbying Database


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September 5, 2014MapLight is pleased to announce the launch of its new federal lobbying database that provides timely information on who is lobbying the federal government, how much they are spending, who they are hiring, what issues they are lobbying on, and more

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Bills in the News

H.R. 83 (113th) - Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015

Economics and public finance

The president has signed the bill.

To require the Secretary of the Interior to assemble a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to address the energy needs of the insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States through the development of energy action plans aimed at promoting access to affordable, reliable energy, including increasing use of indigenous clean-energy resources, and for other purposes.

House Vote: On Passage PASSED on December 11, 2014 voted YES: 219voted NO: 206
5.0 times as much $
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H.R. 5682 (113th) - To Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Energy

The bill was voted on in the House on November 14, 2014

To approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

S. 2685 (113th) - USA FREEDOM Act of 2014

Crime and law enforcement

The bill was voted on in the Senate on November 18, 2014

A bill to reform the authorities of the Federal Government to require the production of certain business records, conduct electronic surveillance, use pen registers and trap and trace devices, and use other forms of information gathering for foreign intelligence, counterterrorism, and criminal purposes, and for other purposes.

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H.R. 4042 (113th) - Community Bank Mortgage Servicing Asset Capital Requirements Study Act of 2014

Finance and financial sector

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

To require a study of appropriate capital requirements for mortgage servicing assets for nonsystemic banking institutions, and for other purposes.

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H.R. 4413 (113th) - Futures Customer Protection Act

Finance and financial sector

The bill was voted on in the House on June 24, 2014

To reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to better protect futures customers, to provide end users with market certainty, to make basic reforms to ensure transparency and accountability at the Commission, to help farmers, ranchers, and end users manage risks to help keep consumer costs low, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3301 (113th) - North American Energy Infrastructure Act

Energy

The bill was voted on in the House on June 24, 2014

To require approval for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance of oil or natural gas pipelines or electric transmission facilities at the national boundary of the United States for the import or export of oil, natural gas, or electricity to or from Canada or Mexico, and for other purposes.

S. 2199 (113th) - Paycheck Fairness Act

Labor and employment

The bill was voted on in the Senate on September 15, 2014

A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.

Senate Vote: Cloture on S. 2199: Paycheck Fairness Act PASSED on September 10, 2014 voted YES: 73voted NO: 25
109% more $
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H.R. 4679 (113th) - Stop Corporate Inversions Act of 2014

Taxation

The bill has been referred to committee.

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the rules relating to inverted corporations.

91% more $
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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
58% 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
138% 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.

164% more $
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