Exxon Mobil Refinery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, seen from the top of the Louisiana State Capitol.WClarke/Wikimedia

Troy Carter Violates His ‘No Fossil Fuel Money’ Pledge by Taking Nine Large Fossil Fuel Donations

Carter has not responded to inquiries from Sludge or the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge and risks having his name removed from the pledge website.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published
Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

Dems Signaling Opposition to Pelosi’s Drug Pricing Bill Got 2.5x More Pharma Money

On average, the signers received $93,275 from the pharmaceutical & health products industry in the 2020 cycle, far more than the average for House Democrats of $37,788.

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Lockheed-Backed Reps Lobby Against F-35 Spending Cuts

As the F-35 fighter comes under Pentagon review for potential cuts, bipartisan groups of lawmakers are calling to continue high levels of spending on the troubled $1.7 trillion program.

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Biden’s Likely Ambassador to China Is Entangled In Tech and Defense

Nicholas Burns’s senior position with the Cohen Group consultancy blurs public service and private-sector work.