Senate Democrats

Tech Industry Groups Push to Stall Antitrust Bills After Record 2020 Donations

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On Feb. 3, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed its second tech antitrust bill in as many months, part of the upper chamber’s efforts to address anti-competitive practices among big technology companies. The bipartisan Open Markets App Act (S. 2710) would focus on companies that run app stores with more than 50 million users in the […]

From Sludge
On February 22, 2022
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Manchin and Sinema Donors Gave Millions to Republican PACs

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Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema stood out last year by holding up their party’s signature Build Back Better Act, a package of social spending and climate measures that would have raised taxes on large corporations and people making at least $10 million a year. Manchin eventually came out against it, saying that he […]

From Sludge
On February 15, 2022
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Big Business PACs Gave Millions to Dem Party as Biden Agenda Collapsed

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The PACs of Business Roundtable member companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and NextEra Energy donated millions to the DCCC and DSCC last year.

From Sludge
On February 10, 2022
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Ossoff to Intro Bill to Ban Members of Congress and Their Spouses From Trading Stocks

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Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA) is planning a bill to ban stock trading by federal lawmakers and their spouses, but it faces an uphill battle this year.

From Sludge
On January 11, 2022
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Dems Spent Half of 2021 Blocked by Filibusters of Voting Rights Bills

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Democracy activists are calling on the Biden White House to join talks about how the Senate can pass the Freedom to Vote Act this year.

From Sludge
On December 14, 2021
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Senators Own up to $25 Million in Big Tech Stocks

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Senators invested in tech stocks like Amazon, Apple, and Google may soon be voting on antitrust bills that would impact their portfolios.

From Sludge
On October 26, 2021
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Democrats Have Lost Nine Senate Seats in Close Contests Since 2012

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The populist economic message that kept Democratic voter turnout high in this year's Georgia Senate runoffs has largely been absent over the past decade of close losses.

From Sludge
On October 19, 2021
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Top Democrats Own Stock in AT&T, Funder of Far-Right OAN Network

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A recent investigation revealed that 90% of the far-right OAN's funding comes from AT&T-owned platforms.

From Sludge
On October 12, 2021
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The Roadblocks to Banning Congress From Trading Stocks

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It’s no shock that most members of Congress, over half of whom are millionaires, don’t want to stop themselves and their spouses from being allowed to trade corporate stocks and derivatives while they hold public office. Just 8 percent of the House and 3 percent of the Senate are co-sponsoring bills to ban congressional stock […]

From Sludge
On August 12, 2021
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