Influence

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Companies Butter Up Likely Next Energy and Commerce Chair

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), the ranking member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, has received more business PAC donations this election cycle than any other House candidate.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Scott Pruitt Runs for Senate After Trip Through Revolving Door

Trump's former EPA chief is raising campaign cash from his fossil fuel industry consulting clients.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Florida GOP Deregulates Nursing Homes

Florida’s Republican politicians are shielding their campaign donors from liability while chipping away at safety standards for elderly residents.

Lobbying Primary category in which blog post is published

Steny Hoyer’s Secretive Island Club is Sponsored by the Gun Lobby

The Jefferson Islands Club brings D.C. elite together for duck hunts and oysters.

Tech Primary category in which blog post is published

Heidi Heitkamp Lobbies Against a Democratic FCC

The former Democratic senator is running misleading ads claiming that FCC nominee Gigi Sohn would be bad for rural America.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Three More Senators Violated the STOCK Act

At least two more Democrats and a Republican senator failed to report stock transactions last year as a ban on congressional stock trading flounders in a Senate working group.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

The Republican War Against Fossil Fuel Divestment

State and congressional Republican lawmakers are trying a bold new tack to stall the fossil fuel boycott and divestment movement — all the while oil and gas companies flood their campaign coffers.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Fossil Fuel Allies in Congress Stand With Embattled Rep. Henry Cuellar

Cuellar, who has the worst environmental voting record of any Democrat of Congress, faces a competitive primary challenge from Green New Deal-backer Jessica Cisneros.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Lobbyist-Led Dark Money Group Buys Pro-Schrader Ads in Tightly Contested Oregon Primary

Better Jobs Together, which previously ran ads for Henry Cuellar and Kyrsten Sinema, is on the air for Kurt Schrader in his primary contest against a progressive challenger.