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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 25, 2008
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 27, 2008
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."
CongressDaily: House Mental Health Bill Opponents Gave More To Members
Pamela Behrsin |
March 7, 2008 - "Groups that opposed a mental health parity bill that passed the House Wednesday gave five times the amount of campaign contributions to lawmakers than proponents over the past two years, according to data from MapLight.org, a nonprofit organization that tracks campaign money and members' votes...
Lawmakers’ Votes Align With Campaign Dollars on Mine Safety Bill
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January 16, 2008 - Lawmakers' votes aligned with campaign dollars on the mine safety bill passed today (HR 2768, the S-Miner Act).Supporters--primarily mining and manufacturing unions--gave an average of nine times more to legislators who voted Yes, compared to legislators who voted No.
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