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Average Trump Cabinet Member Stands to Gain Potential $313K From Tax Repeal
Frank Bass | July 27, 2017
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.
Oil, Gas, and Chemical Money Boosts House Members Pushing to Weaken Clean Air Act
Matthew Weis | July 18, 2017
Sponsors of a House measure that would significantly weaken the Clean Air Act received more than two and a half times more campaign money from chemical, oil, and gas interests than other House members, according to a MapLight analysis.
For Every 1 Net Neutrality Comment, Internet & Cable Providers Spent $100 on Lobbying Over Decade
Frank Bass | July 11, 2017
Three of the the largest internet service providers and the cable television industry’s primary trade association have spent more than a half-billion dollars lobbying the federal government during the past decade on issues that include net neutrality, according to a MapLight analysis.
Watchdogs: HHS Secretary Tom Price May Have Violated Election Rules To Get His Job
Andrew Perez |
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.
White House Relied Upon Dark Money Lobbyist to ‘Quarterback’ Gorsuch Confirmation
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins and Andrew Perez |
A lobbyist with extensive ties to secretive nonprofit organizations served as the “quarterback” for  the successful nomination of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, according to records reviewed by MapLight.
Genetic Testing Bill Opponents Outnumber Supporters 138-1 But Still Fret About Passage Odds
Frank Bass |
Move over, Trumpcare. By at least one standard, the “Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act” passed earlier this year by a House panel is giving the White House’s health-care overhaul a run for its money when it comes to unpopularity.
Dark Money Organization Emerges As Major Financier for GOP Legislative, Electoral Agendas
Andrew Perez and Margaret Sessa-Hawkins |
A secretive nonprofit closely linked to House Speaker Paul Ryan has begun playing a pivotal role in supporting Republican policies and candidates since the November 2016 election, a MapLight analysis has found.
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