A Sludge analysis estimates that more than half of the fiscal year 2024 Pentagon budget will go to private contractors, with the five largest companies raking in one-sixth of all military spending.
The lucrative tax prep industry has pursued a decades-long lobbying campaign to block the IRS from developing a free online tax filing service.
Oil and gas companies are deploying revolving door lobbyists to shape tens of billions in tax credits for hydrogen fuel.
Republican lawmakers who wrote bills that were wrapped into the H.R. 1 energy package own stock in Marathon Oil, Chevron, and family-held oil and gas drilling operations.
Fossil fuel industry donors like Chevron poured $27 million into the super PAC that helped Republicans take control of the House in the midterms.
Three of the four super PACs aligned with House and Senate leaders brought in record high amounts from their "dark money" affiliates in the midterms.
The company topped off its record lobbying year with a record fourth quarter.