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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House Dems Opposed to Cutting Pentagon Budget Got 3.7x More in Defense Industry Cash

Fewer Democrats voted yesterday to cut the Defense budget by 10% than voted for an identical proposal last year.

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House to Vote on the Largest Defense Budget in History

House progressives have again introduced amendments to significantly reduce the massive Pentagon budget of at least $768 billion.

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Manchin Poised to Profit From Mine Reclamation Funding He Championed

Enersystems, Joe Manchin's family coal company, has contracts with the only power plant in West Virginia that burns coal from reclaimed mine projects.