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Chairman Joe Courtney has received $237,000 from General Dynamics' PAC and employees over his House career.
Researchers studying congressional stock ownership have found that the practice has effects on lobbying activity and potentially on market movements.
Saving the planet from a climate change tipping point that will trigger social collapse and widespread human death from fires, floods, and starvation requires urgent global action. Oil companies are not going to voluntarily stop extracting and burning fossil fuels for profit, so it’s up to politicians and regulators to step in and stop them. […]
As the U.S. Chamber of Commerce spends big on lobbying against the For the People Act, some member companies earned low grades on a new voting rights scorecard.
Several companies that said they were indefinitely pausing their PAC donations after January 6 are confronting the reality of wanting to help re-elect pro-business allies to Congress and are back to supporting Republicans who objected to certifying 2020 presidential election results. Of the six senators who voted in favor of sustaining Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) […]
The largest drugmakers spent $56 billion more on stock buybacks and dividends than on research and development from 2016 to 2020, according to a new House committee report.
Democrats have given themselves just a few weeks to pass a preliminary budget resolution for one of two infrastructure bills moving in tandem.
Days before the House of Representatives took its first votes on legislation to break up big technology companies, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul Pelosi exercised a call option and bought 4,000 shares of stock in Google parent Alphabet, worth nearly $5 million. The Alphabet investment was disclosed this morning in a periodic transaction report […]
ExxonMobil CEO and chairman Darren Woods said yesterday he was “shocked” that one of the company’s lobbyists was caught in a Greenpeace sting video saying that the company is being disingenuous when it publicly claims to support policies like a carbon tax to address climate change.
Last week, a House committee approved a sweeping package of antitrust bills, one overcoming opposition from Democrats hailing from tech industry-heavy California.
Despite Charles Koch's rebrand as a bridge builder, his company's PAC keeps supporting 2020 presidential election result objectors.
Top defense contractors have quietly restarted their PAC donations after a pause, including to Republican election objectors.
The Bipartisan Policy Center is a D.C. think tank that presents itself as being above the fray of petty politics and concerned instead with the very serious business of crafting policies built on “the best ideas from both parties.” It was founded in 2007 by four former Senate majority leaders who had moved into the […]
Decentralized technology is being used to swap carbon offsets internationally, create peer-to-peer energy trading, and promote greater renewable energy in power grids.
Multiple unfilibusterable bills to reverse Trump rules have been left to die.