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Koch Industries Adds Cantor Connection to Lobbying Efforts

According to a report in The Hill, Koch Industries has enlisted a former top aide to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and two other former House Appropriations Committee staffers to lobby on an anti-carbon tax resolution before the House.

JPMorgan Donors Fueled Eric Cantor's Leadership PAC Fundraising in May

The House Financial Services Committee heard testimony today from JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon over the bank’s recent $2 billion loss and more broadly on financial regulations.

While he doesn’t serve on the committee, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), is generally outspoken about Congressional issues. On this, though, he’s stayed quiet. A look at his recent fundraising report might provide a clue as to why.

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.

MapLight.org: Securities and investment industry donors give big to Congress

With both the House and Senate passing versions of the STOCK Act this week, our friends at MapLight.org have a timely new report today looking at the money members of Congress received from the financial sector from July 1 2009 through June 30, 2011.

Eric Cantor Raised Big Bucks from SOPA Supporters in 4th Quarter of 2011

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and his leadership PAC received at least $45,250 in contributions from supporters of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the last three months of 2011, according to preliminary analysis of newly-released FEC filings by Public Campaign Action Fund.

Top donations include:

Eric Cantor Rewarded for Deriding Occupy Wall Street

On October 7th, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) derided the Occupy Wall Street movement as a “mob” that was “pitting Americans against Americans.”

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and Good Riddance to an Old Nemesis

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from November 7 through November 18, 2011.

Cantor Gets "Mic Checked" in Houston, Occupy Style

Last Thursday, at a speech at Rice University in Houston, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) was shouted down by protesters who called him out for doing the bidding of Wall Street and his billionaire campaign donors.The protesters acted in solidarity with Occupy Houston, one of the many places around the country where the Occupy movement has sprouted up.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Pay-to-play D.C. Culture from the Preeminent Expert in the Field

A recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from October 31 through November 4, 2011.

Eric Cantor's Halloween Costume

Roll Call reported today that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) “popularity among Wall Street executives has cemented his status as the top rainmaker on Capitol Hill, helping him raise an extraordinary $6.5 million for his GOP colleagues so far this year.”