Lobbying

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Senate Republicans Propose Cuts to Rural Broadband Plan

Three lead negotiators of the Senate GOP's counter-proposal to Biden's infrastructure plan represent states ranked in the bottom 10 for broadband access.

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For Business Roundtable, Corporate Social Responsibility Does Not Require Paying Taxes

Dozens of companies in the Business Roundtable lobbying group have paid no federal income tax in recent years while claiming to lead on "inclusive prosperity."

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House Dem Celebrates the Launch of a Big Tech Lobbying Group

It’s unusual for an elected representative to give an industry lobbying group a quote to use for its launch press materials.

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The World’s Most Expensive Weapon Has Flopped

The F-35 program could soon be scaled back—and possibly phased out—after gobbling up hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars.

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Former PAC Rejector Elaine Luria Is Now Taking Checks From Raytheon and Rolls-Royce

Luria was recently elected vice chair of the House Armed Services Committee after taking contributions from the PACs of several defense contractors to pay off her reelection campaign's debt.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Trade Groups Decline to Cut Off GOP Objectors

Sludge asked over two dozen corporate trade associations if they would follow their member companies in cutting off PAC donations to the Republican election objectors. Most declined to say they would.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Biden’s Huge Inaugural Donations Would be Banned Under Democrats’ Ethics Bill

Government watchdog groups called on Biden's presidential inaugural committee to reject million-dollar donations from corporations seeking to influence the new administration.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Companies Pause PACs While Fighting Democracy Reforms

Many of the companies that grabbed headlines by suspending their PAC donations after the assault on the Capitol Building are members of industry groups that oppose ethics and campaign finance reforms.

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Biden to Pick Former Corporate Lobbyist Jaime Harrison for DNC Chair

During the Obama administration, Harrison lobbied for some of the Hill's top spenders, including Big Banks, Big Oil, and a coalition of coal companies that fought climate regulations.