U.S. Congress

DATA RELEASE: Toss-Up Senate Races Are Key Targets for Dark Money

February 21,2014-MapLight has produced a series of reports and visualizations on how the growth of "dark money" has impacted the nature of spending in elections. Our first report, "Social Welfare" Groups Dominate Dark Money Spending on Congressional Elections, examined the dramatic increase in spending by 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations in congressional elections from January 1, 1999 - December 31, 2012.

DATA RELEASE: Comcast Gives $854K to Subcommittee With Jurisdiction Over FCC

February 13, 2014-Comcast Corp., the largest cable company in the U.S., is moving to combine with its chief competitor, Time Warner Inc., the second largest cable company in the U.S.

DATA RELEASE: TPP - $24M Given to Congress by Companies with Access to Working Documents

January 16, 2014-The United States is currently engaged in secret negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a multinational trade agreement with the goal of liberalizing trade among a dozen or so countries that border on the Pacific Ocean. A draft of the TPP chapter on intellectual property that was recently published by WikiLeaks shows that the U.S.

DATA RELEASE: Intel Contractors Give Millions to Lawmakers Overseeing Government Surveillance

December 9, 2013-In response to documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward J.

DATA RELEASE: House Passes Bill to Loosen Private Equity Regulations - Money & Votes

December 6, 2013-On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, the House of Representatives passed a bill to weaken another section of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.