Articles By Donald Shaw

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Meet the Most Corporate PAC-Reliant Reps in Congress

As more representatives and candidates pledge to reject contributions from corporate PACs, others are standing by their corporate benefactors and relying on them to provide the overwhelming majority of their campaign funds.

Taxes Primary category in which blog post is published

New Tax-Writing Chair Has Taken Thousands from Companies He Criticized as Offshore Tax Dodgers

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) often talks about ending offshore tax avoidance, but he has taken thousands from the worst corporate offenders while failing to make any progress on the issue.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Bill Criminalizing Dark Money Disclosure is Passed by Michigan House

The bill now heads to to Gov. Snyder for his signature or veto.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Senate Votes to Reverse Rule Allowing Dark Money Groups to Further Mask Donors

The House must also pass the measure before it can be sent to President Trump for his signature or veto.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Dems Who Rejected Corporate PACs Took Money from Corporate-Funded NewDemPAC

NewDemPAC receives contributions from PACs of nearly every major American corporation.

Michigan Primary category in which blog post is published

Darker Money: Michigan Senate Passes Bill Making Dark Money Disclosure a Crime

The bill comes as Michigan’s Secretary of State-elect has pledged to increase transparency of dark money

Net Neutrality Primary category in which blog post is published

Here’s How Much Money Dems Not Backing Net Neutrality CRA Get from Comcast, Verizon and AT&T

All but 17 House Democrats have signaled they want to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to restore net neutrality rules.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Days After Saying It Would Request a Refund, Amgen’s PAC Appeared to Give More Money to Cindy Hyde-Smith

Amgen is one of several companies that said they would request campaign contribution refunds following Hyde-Smith’s “public hanging” comment.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

It’s Not Just Trump: Defense-Backed Lawmakers Are Also Standing With the Saudis

A Sludge analysis shows that lawmakers with large campaign contributions from the defense industry are more likely to defend the U.S. military's relationship with Saudi Arabia.