News: Trump Administration

Nation’s Biggest Lobbying Organization Plans 2018 Meeting At Trump-Owned Miami Resort
Executives at U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation’s most powerful business lobby, will meet at a Trump hotel in Miami next year, according to the organization’s website. Since Trump’s inauguration, the chamber has spent almost $40 million lobbying the administration, including the White House and the president’s top advisors.
Average Trump Cabinet Member Stands to Gain Potential $313K From Tax Repeal
Legislation being debated this week by the U.S. Senate could save top members of the Trump administration an average of six figures on their annual tax bills if it includes a full repeal of former President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law, according to a MapLight analysis.
Watchdogs: HHS Secretary Tom Price May Have Violated Election Rules To Get His Job
Two campaign finance watchdog organizations said Friday that Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price may have violated federal election rules by paying a company linked to an organization that boosted his Cabinet nomination.
Conservative Group Led By EPA Chief Pruitt Received Dark Money To Battle Environmental Regulations
An organization once led by the nation’s top environmental regulator raised more than $750,000 from conservative dark money groups to battle federal regulators, including officials at the agency he now leads, a MapLight investigation has found.
Watchdog: ‘Reason To Believe’ Trump And Super PAC Violated Election Law
White House strategist Steve Bannon’s financial disclosure raises questions about his relationship with Breitbart News and a pro-Trump super PAC.
Even With History of Food Safety Disasters, Emails Show Perdue Fretted About Regulation
An exclusive MapLight review of Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue’s emails raise questions as he heads into a confirmation hearing.
New Energy Secretary Received Nearly $12 Million from Oil and Gas Industry
Rick Perry, who was confirmed by the Senate Thursday as head of the Department of Energy, has received more than $15 million in contributions from the energy and natural resources sector during the course of six campaigns.
Donald Trump VP Mike Pence Pledged To Limit Gaming, Then Helped Casinos After Campaign Donations
Once an opponent of gambling, Trump’s VP pick boosted casinos as his Indiana campaigns reaped a jackpot of gaming industry cash.