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U.S. Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) testifies during a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee March 20, 2007.
U.S. Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) testifies during a hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee March 20, 2007.Alex Wong/Getty Images

Lipinski ‘Proud’ of Endorsement From Railroad Lobbyist

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) gave the railroad industry multiple benefits as chair of the Railroad Subcommittee before receiving the endorsement of CSX lobbyist Tom Livingston.

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The D.C. Media Blob and the Trade Group Speaking Circuit

Anchors, commentators, and contributors at the top news organizations will be featured—and highly paid—speakers at major industry conferences this spring.

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Richard Neal Is #1 in Corporate PAC Donations

Neal, who chairs the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, got money from PACs of several corporations that had negative effective tax rates in 2018.