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Happy Anniversary, Joe!

One year ago today, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) sat at a Congressional hearing about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster and apologized to BP executives for the White House pressure on the company.

Crapo Attended Fundraiser with BP Lobbyist Before Hearing on Oil Subsidies

Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), a member of a Senate committee holding a hearing today on oil and gas subsidies, was scheduled to attend a fundraiser this morning that was hosted by a lobbyist who represents oil giant BP.

BP Oil Spill One Year Later: Do-nothing Congress???...Follow the Money

People were killed. The region's economy is still reeling. The environment continues to suffer. And what does Congress do? Nothing, obviously.

BP's Growing Presence in Washington

Bloomberg reports this morning that the oil giant BP has hired the Republican lobbying firm Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock, adding a few more lobbyists to its already strong stable of K Street powerbrokers.

Let’s follow the money:

Big Oil Spill and Big Oil Cash

This week, BP executives are facing Senate and House committees investigating the tragic oil spill along the Gulf. Congress is also working on ways to respond to the crisis. All of this, though, is on the backdrop of tens of millions of dollars the oil and gas industry has given to Congress over the last 20 years.


We've put some graphics together highlighting the campaign cash from oil and gas interests that members of the two Senate committees holding hearings today have received.