Amash was one of the only representatives to oppose the CARES Act, which established the PPP program. He also voted against the TRUTH Act, which sought to increase transparency around companies that receive PPP funds.
Data analysis of 473 cities nationwide finds that spending on police takes up almost one-third of municipal budgets, independently of local crime rates—with poorer cities spending a higher share.
Senators are calling for the disclosures, which are meant to expose conflicts of interest, to be kept offline and available only upon request.
Pro-Israel America PAC has given Engel at least $127,981 this cycle.
Companies that say they stand with protesters have been funding police foundations for years.
With the state's public financing system not yet in place, New York candidates going up against entrenched incumbents face new fundraising challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Mailers and digital media opposing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are being distributed by a super PAC that has received the majority of its funding from Stephen Dizard, the husband of her primary opponent, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
After months of questions from local activists, Adam Schleifer, running in the NY-17 Democratic primary, tells Sludge he supports a Senate bill that sets price restrictions on drugs developed with public funding.
The possible Democratic vice presidential pick sought to dramatically increase the budget for a key cop-hiring program created by Joe Biden’s 1994 crime bill.
Two nonprofits, recently incorporated in Delaware, have spent $260,000 on ads and mailers backing Engel. The groups are not required to reveal their donors.
A Republican Party group funded by the shadowy Judicial Confirmation Network is among the groups spending big ahead of West Virginia's Supreme Court elections.
After Mike Bloomberg transferred a leftover $18 million from his campaign to the Democratic National Committee, watchdog groups are calling on the Federal Election Commission to close the loophole allowing unlimited donations to a party—but the agency still has no meetings scheduled.
The National Sheriff's Association, which counts the telco giants as "platinum partners," lobbies Congress to make the Defense Department's 1033 military equipment transfer program permanent.
The Save Our Country coalition, which supports “liberate” protesters, is deeply tied to ALEC, a conservative group that has helped to pass laws in eleven states ratcheting up penalties for protesting near oil and gas pipelines.
The rule, which takes effect today, allows dark money nonprofits to cease reporting information to the IRS that the government would need to enforce campaign finance laws.
A progressive challenge for Trump’s favorite New Jersey Democrat
With preparation time running short, Connecticut, Kentucky, and South Carolina recently expanded access to absentee ballot requests, as court challenges play out in Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas around vote-by-mail during the pandemic.
The Florida fundraiser was just the beginning of Rep. Eliot Engel’s (D-N.Y.) absence from his district as it suffered from one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the country.
Ten of the 17 votes in the Resolutions Committee against holding a climate-focused presidential debate last year came from members put forward by DNC Chair Tom Perez.