Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.), along with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and over 100 House members as original co-sponsors of the Government By the People Act (H.R. 20), a bill to lift up the voices of everyday people in the political process through empowering and encouraging small dollar donors.
Submitted by Adam Smith on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:56
Congressman John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in history, has some thoughts on dysfunction in Congress.
Specifically, according to Bloomberg News, "Dingell said a chief source of the slowdown in policymaking is the Supreme Court's 'Citizens United' ruling that removed limits on independent political spending by corporations and union that spawned the Super-PACs that now exert so much influence in campaigns."
Submitted by David Duhalde on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 17:50
House Republicans have declared this “Energy Week” and they are rolling out a series of legislative efforts that include speeding up liquefied natural gas exports, jamming the President and the State Department’s ability to delay the Keystone XL pipeline, and blocking the new EPA power plant rule.
The corporate interests that would benefit from these efforts have been spending big money to influence Congress. Here are seven facts about energy industry influence spending in Washington: