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Financial Bailout Bill Friday, October 3, House Vote
Pamela Behrsin | October 07, 2008
Oct. 7, 2008 - MAPLight.org's research department revealed that each House member voting 'Yes' on the Financial Bailout received, on average, 41% more money, or $213,766, from Banks and Securities Firms than those voting 'No, $152,125.For a full analysis and listing of how each legislator voted visit: http://www.maplight.org/map/us/bill/12867/N7DgM9/votes/vote-352731.
ABC-7 TV: Local Organization Tracks Money and Politics by Mark Matthews
Pamela Behrsin | September 16, 2008
The turmoil on Wall Street is fueling political attacks, but so far it's done nothing to help consumers with credit problems. A bill that could help has stalled in Congress and ABC7 takes at look at a local organization that is tracking that bill and the money behind it.
Media General News Service: Phone Giants Gave Liberally to Lawmakers During Wiretapping Debate by Neil Simon
Pamela Behrsin | June 27, 2008
June 25, 2008Media General News ServiceNeil Simon"The 94 House Democrats who reversed course last week and supported retroactive legal immunity for telephone companies...
CBS News: Dems Who Flipped On FISA Immunity See More Telecom Cash by Chris Frates – Politico: The Crypt Blog
Pamela Behrsin |
June 23, 2008CBS NewsChris Frates, Politico: The Crypt Blog"House Democrats who flipped their votes to support retroactive immunity for telecom companies in last week’s FISA bill...
Denver Post: Colo. Farm-Bill Backers Make Hay on the Hill by Anne C. Mulkern
Pamela Behrsin |
May 24, 2008Denver PostAnne C. MulkernTwo House members from Colorado who pushed passage of controversial farming legislation together reaped more than $390,000 in campaign contributions from businesses boosted by the bill.
MAPLight.org Adds Congresspedia Research Tool To Its Government Transparency Toolbox
Pamela Behrsin |
MAPLight.org Adds Congresspedia Research Tool To Its Government Transparency Toolbox
Wired Magazine: Telcos Spent $10K Per Telecom Amnesty Vote, Sunshine Group Says by Ryan Singel
Pamela Behrsin |
March 21, 2008Wired NewsRyan Singel"The analysis found that from January 2005 to September 2007 AT&T, Sprint and Verizon PAC donations favored legislators who subsequently voted in March 2008 to help the companies escape their legal woes."
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