Big Oil

Scott Brown: Subsidies My Big Oil Donors Get Don't Exist

Over the weekend, Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) said that “Oil companies don’t get subsidies.” That’s, of course, not true.

Big Oil gets billions in subsidies every year and then rewards supportive members of Congress through campaign cash from their PACs and executives—and Brown is a recipient of that largesse.

House GOP leadership to push giveaway for dirty energy donors

Next week, Republican House leadership plans to introduce a legislative bonanza of dirty energy giveaways that, as National Journal reported in an email yesterday, is “chiefly messaging, designed to generate campaign-ad-worthy talking points before it clears the House and dies in the Senate.”

It might be messaging for TV ads, but it also sends a message to the dirty energy interests filling their campaign coffers: we’ve got your back.

Is your gas money funding attack ads?

By: Nick Nyhart, president, Public Campaign Action Fund

Senators Rewarded for Oil Subsidies Vote

On March 29th, the U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation to end billions of dollars in wasteful subsidies to oil companies.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Election 2012: The Year of the Billionaire?

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from January 20 through March 9, 2012.

Mitch McConnell Stands Up for Big Oil Donors, Holding Middle Class Tax Cuts Hostage

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced today that he will hold the extension of middle class tax cuts hostage unless an unrelated provision about the Keystone XL oil pipeline project is included—a major handout to his Big Oil donors that could leave millions of Americans facing a tax increase in the new year.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and How the GOP House Will Stop at Nothing to Further Empower Special Interests

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from November 21 through December 2, 2011.

NEW REPORT: Payback Time? The Supercommittee & Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Public Campaign, along with Oil Change international, released a new report yesterday: "Payback Time? The Supercommittee & Fossil Fuel Subsidies." The report shows that the 12 members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, or “supercommittee,” have received at least $4.2 million in campaign contributions from dirty energy interests lobbying to keep their wasteful taxpayer subsidies.

Another Mitt Romney Lobbyist Fundraiser

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The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Occupying Wall Street...and democracy

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from October 3 through October 7, 2011.