Democrats

Corporate Consultants Voted for New Lobbyists on the DNC

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Executives at well-connected corporate consultancies voted to approve DNC Chair Jaime Harrison's slate of "at-large" members, which included several new corporate lobbyists.

From Sludge
On January 18, 2022
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Blue Dogs Seek to Delay Democratic Budget Plan After Their PAC Takes Millions From Corporate America

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The House Blue Dog PAC has received donations from pharmaceutical giants, health care companies, and the fossil fuel industry this year as nearly half of their members seek to delay a vote on the Democrats’ budget plan.

From Sludge
On August 10, 2021
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Infrastructure Month in Congress, For Real, This Time, Maybe

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Democrats have given themselves just a few weeks to pass a preliminary budget resolution for one of two infrastructure bills moving in tandem.

From Sludge
On July 8, 2021
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Lockheed-Backed Reps Lobby Against F-35 Spending Cuts

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As the F-35 fighter comes under Pentagon review for potential cuts, bipartisan groups of lawmakers are calling to continue high levels of spending on the troubled $1.7 trillion program.

From Sludge
On May 12, 2021
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Blue Dog Rep Jim Cooper Gets Progressive Primary Challenger

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The Nashville Democrat, chair of the House subcommittee overseeing nuclear weapons programs, received max contributions last cycle from the PACs of several top defense contractors.

From Sludge
On April 20, 2021
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DNC Finally Releases Rules for Next Week’s Chair Election

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Sludge obtained two memos sent by the DNC to national members outlining the election rules for the next party chair.

From Sludge
On January 11, 2021
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