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The Federal Election Commission headquarters October 24, 2016 in Washington, DC.Chip Somodevilla / Getty

Government Contractors Are Making Political Contributions, Despite Longstanding Ban

Federal election law prohibits these kinds of donations because of concerns over pay-to-play government contracting, but contractors are still making them—and the FEC is not actively working to stop them.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

What the Mueller Report Tells Us About Campaign Finance Law and Foreign Interference

The report exposed vulnerabilities in our campaign finance system that extend far beyond Russia.

Opinion
Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Democratic Leader Ben Ray Luján Endorses Green New Deal, Won’t Take Fossil Fuel Exploration Money

A spokesperson for Luján told Sludge that he won’t take money from fossil fuel PACs and executives, but he hasn’t signed the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Richard Neal Says He Supports the Striking Stop & Shop Workers

His record on Medicare for All, and his cozy relationship with the health insurance and pharmaceuticals industries, says otherwise.