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Former Rep. Joe Crowley
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) speaks during a press availability after a House Democratic Caucus meeting January 15, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.Alex Wong / Getty Images

Shadow Lobbyist Joe Crowley is Poised to Advance Shell Oil’s Tax Interests

The Bipartisan Policy Center announced that Crowley will lead an initiative to develop infrastructure funding proposals including ending the government's reliance on the gas tax. Crowley’s new lobbying firm has been pushing the same thing for years on behalf of Shell Oil.

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Taxes Primary category in which blog post is published

Avoid Taxes, Receive Federal Bailouts

It’s the common thread among a host of companies lining up to feed on a rescue package.

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Tom Perez Put Corporate Lobbyists in Charge of the DNC’s Budget

Six of the ten members of the DNC Budget and Finance Committee are at-large, put forward by Chair Tom Perez, and several are lobbyists or investment heads for the fossil fuel industry.

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Top Democratic Law Firm Helps Oil Companies Dodge Climate Regulations

Perkins Coie, a law firm with deep ties to the Democratic Party, is lobbying for fossil fuel clients to win exemptions from a federal program to limit greenhouse gas emissions.