Influence

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

New Health Subcommittee Chair Has Taken More Pharmaceutical Money Than Any Other Rep

California’s Anna Eshoo has sponsored legislation backed by the pharmaceutical interests funding her campaigns.

Space Primary category in which blog post is published

Here Are the Industry Reps Pushing Corporate Interests in Space

The panel created to advise the President on space policy is packed with individuals tied to the defense industry.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Congressman Sits on Board of Family Business, Could Influence Policy to Help It

Six-term GOP Rep. Brett Guthrie of Kentucky has millions invested in the company, which makes automotive components out of aluminum.

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.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

Jon Kyl Voted for New Nukes After Taking Payments From Nuclear Company

The senator-turned-lobbyist-turned-senator-turned-lobbyist had a paid board seat at one nuclear company and lobbied for two others. Then he joined the Senate.

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.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

New House Foreign Affairs Chair Receives Money from Weapons Contractors He Oversees

Rep. Eliot Engel’s committee has jurisdiction over arms exports, and he’s gotten significant campaign donations from the defense industry and pro-Israel interests.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

New Chair of Climate Crisis Committee Owns Shares in Fossil Fuel Fund

Rep. Kathy Castor has a good environmental record, but she and her husband are profiting from gas, oil, and coal-powered utilities.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Tulsi Gabbard Took Thousands From Members of Right-Wing Hindu Group

Critics say that the Hindu American Foundation is "a pernicious organization" with ties to the Indian right wing movement.