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Oil and Gas Groups Use Facebook to Fight Climate Measures

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Oil and gas lobbying groups are reaching new highs in their Facebook ad spending as they organize people across the country to lobby their senators and representatives against climate and tax provisions in the Democrats’ reconciliation bill.  Since August 11, when the Senate passed a resolution authorizing itself to fast-track a reconciliation bill, the American […]

From Sludge
On September 30, 2021

Big Tech-Funded Groups Lobby Against Antitrust Bills

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Last week, a House committee approved a sweeping package of antitrust bills, one overcoming opposition from Democrats hailing from tech industry-heavy California.

From Sludge
On June 29, 2021

After Assessing the Insurrection, Toyota’s PAC Donates to Election Objectors

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The automaker took just three weeks to assess the Jan. 6 riots before restarting PAC donations to Republican election objectors.

From Sludge
On April 13, 2021

House Dem Celebrates the Launch of a Big Tech Lobbying Group

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It’s unusual for an elected representative to give an industry lobbying group a quote to use for its launch press materials.

New Democrat Coalition Vice Chair for Outreach Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.)
From Sludge
On April 1, 2021

Newsom Called on the Companies Lobbying Him to Fund His Pandemic Response

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Newsom requested $226 million in donations in 2020.

From Sludge
On February 23, 2021