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At Company Accused of Gouging Defense Department, CEO Targeted Budget Influencers
Bret Hendry | April 03, 2017
A Silicon Valley congressman has asked the Pentagon to investigate allegations of predatory pricing by a company whose CEO and wife have given more than $126,000 to political candidates since 2008. Half of that was given to seven current members of Congress who have been involved with crafting the defense budget.
Farmers and Meat Processors Clash Over Frozen Federal Regulation
Bret Hendry | March 24, 2017
March 24, 2017 – Obama-era rules that make it easier for chicken farmers to sue large processing companies over unfair business practices already has feathers flying in court, but the Trump administration’s review of regulations could close the window for future legal actions. Three U.S. Department of Agriculture rules announced in December were created to … Continue reading "Farmers and Meat Processors Clash Over Frozen Federal Regulation"
Even With History of Food Safety Disasters, Emails Show Perdue Fretted About Regulation
Andrew Perez | March 22, 2017
An exclusive MapLight review of Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue’s emails raise questions as he heads into a confirmation hearing.
Trump’s Ag Nominee Has Taken Almost $1 Million From Industry During Political Career
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins |
President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue III, has received almost $1 million over the last two decades from the industry that he’ll be required to regulate, a MapLight analysis of data from the National Institute of Money in State Politics shows.
Dozen Instances of “Dysfunction and Deadlock” Cases Spurred FEC Member’s Resignation
Frank Bass |
The Federal Election Commission’s reputation as the “Failure to Enforce Commission” took another hit last month when Commissioner Ann Ravel resigned, blasting the panel in a scathing, 25-page report.
Congress Budgets $8.2 Billion This Year for World’s Priciest Weapons System
Bret Hendry |
Lockheed Martin, maker of the F-35, has given over $12 million to members of Congress from January 1, 2007 to the present.
New Energy Secretary Received Nearly $12 Million from Oil and Gas Industry
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins |
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.
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