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Contraceptive Makers Helped Elect Republican Congress Ready To Defund Planned Parenthood
Andrew Perez | March 02, 2017
Leading manufacturers of birth control pills and contraceptive devices helped elect Republican lawmakers eager to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, according to a MapLight review of federal campaign finance data.
Billionaire Investor Has Given Nearly $1 Million to GOP, Trump
Bret Hendry | February 27, 2017
The U.S. Senate confirmed Wilbur Ross as secretary of the Commerce Department on a 72-27 vote Monday night. A private equity investor, Mr. Ross is estimated by Bloomberg to possess assets worth $2.9 billion -- accounting for nearly half of the combined net worth of President Trump’s Cabinet.
Congress Considering Bill to Block Soy, Almond Producers From Milking Dairy Benefits
Chad Outler | February 24, 2017
Soy and almond milk producers may have to do their crying over spilt plant-based beverages if industry-backed legislation sponsored by a pair of dairy state lawmakers attracts more support in Congress.
FEC Member Quits, Citing “Free Pass” for Campaign Finance Violators in Scathing Report
Frank Bass |
Major campaign finance violations “are swept under the rug and the resulting dark money has left Americans uninformed about the sources of campaign spending,” a Federal Election Commission member wrote in a scathing report released with her resignation letter.
Trump’s Florida Lobbyist Opens Washington Office, Bringing Big-Name Clients With Him
Frank Bass |
A prominent Tallahassee lobbyist who represented the Trump Organization for the last four years is opening a new office to exploit his relationship with the president, who vowed during his campaign to “drain the swamp” by curbing the influence of lobbyists.
EPA Nominee Pruitt Received More Than $350,000 from Energy Sources in Oklahoma Races
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins |
President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency has received $352,946 in contributions from members of the energy and natural resources sector since 2001, according to a MapLight analysis of data from the National Institute of Money in State Politics.
Trump’s Pick for Labor Secretary a Major Political Donor, Finds Support in Restaurant Industry
Bret Hendry |
Fast-food executive Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, will soon receive a hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He and his family are prolific donors to political candidates and causes.
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