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Lawmakers Slam Equifax Even As Congress Mulls Legislation To Help Company
Andrew Perez | October 04, 2017
Equifax, which allowed financial records of more than 145 million Americans to be exposed to hackers, was blasted at congressional hearings this week -- even as lawmakers continue to consider anti-consumer legislation that would benefit the credit reporting giant.
New Mexico Politicians Call For SEC Enforcement Of Pay-To-Play Rules
Andrew Perez | September 22, 2017
Sen. Tom Udall called for federal regulators to begin applying an anti-corruption rule to outside political groups in the wake of an International Business Times/MapLight investigation revealing hundreds of millions of investment dollars flowed to firms whose executives donated to organizations supporting Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.
Wall Street Cash Flows Into New Mexico, Despite Pay-To-Play Rule
Andrew Perez | September 20, 2017
Despite federal ethics rule, GOP rising star raked in cash from Wall Street firms that received state investment deals.
Democratic Holdouts On “Medicare For All” Have Received Twice As Much Insurance Industry Cash As Sponsors
Andrew Perez |
Democratic senators who haven’t signed on to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” proposal have received twice as much cash from the insurance industry as the bill’s sponsors, MapLight has found.
California Political Parties Boosted by Groups Who Also Back Their Opponents
Laura Curlin |
More than 40 percent of the $60 million raised by California's major political parties during the 2016 cycle came from organizations that gave to both parties, according to a MapLight analysis.
House Panel Members Considering Net Neutrality Repeal Got 3 Times More Donations From ISPs
Frank Bass |
Four major internet service providers that support a Trump administration plan to eliminate net neutrality rules have outspent online giants such as Facebook, Amazon and Google by a 3-to-1 margin when it comes to contributing money to members of a key House panel.
Congress Weighs Reducing Sweets for the Poor, Even As Industries Provide Campaign Sugar
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins |
Preventing SNAP recipients from buying soda and junk food would dramatically improve public health—but lobbyists for Big Sugar have the financial clout to fight the idea.
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