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Former Exxon CEO and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) (C) and Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) (L) at the Ambassador's Residence in Bangkok, Thailand, on August 8, 2017.State Department

Conservative Democrat Continues to Take Koch Cash

Rep. Henry Cuellar of oil-rich Texas got another campaign donation from the PAC of GOP megadonor Charles Koch’s fossil fuel conglomerate, Koch Industries.

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Leader of Centrist Climate Caucus Has Millions Invested in Oil and Gas Companies

Rep. Rooney, who is reviving the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, favors a carbon tax plan that mirrors a proposal put forth by the fossil fuel industry.

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A Lobbyist Raising Money for Biden Is Fighting Measures to Crack Down on Foreign Election Influence

Ken Jarin, who is raising money for Biden's campaign, leads Ballard Spahr’s government affairs operation, which lobbies for subsidiaries of foreign companies opposing efforts to improve lobbying transparency and prevent foreign election influence.