Lobbyists for the companies involved in the latest proposed telecomm mega-merger have been partying hard to win friends on Capitol Hill.Continue reading
Stealthy Wealthy: A Texas donor plays state PACs
W.E. "Ed" Bosarge Jr. isn't a household name, but the $2 million he gave in federal contributions and the $1.2 million more he chipped in to state level political action committees--much of it in his home state of Texas--in the 2011-2012 election cycle have made him well known to politicians. So well known, in fact, that a pair of bills pending in the Texas House or Representatives would commend him and his wife Marie Taylor Bosarge on their accomplishments.
A financial wizard who got his start working flight control systems for Saturn rockets, Bosarge has interests beyond ...Continue reading
What You Should Know about the DISCLOSE Act Part 1: What is the DISCLOSE Act?
The Senate is expected to vote soon on the DISCLOSE Act, a bill that will shine a light on the... View ArticleContinue reading
Senate Introduces Targeted DISCLOSE Act Today
Senate Democrats unveiled their version of the DISCLOSE Act today. (We wrote about the House bill, introduced last month, here.)... View ArticleContinue reading
Voters will be Victims of DISCLOSE Act Defeat
The Senate is expected to vote again tomorrow on the DISCLOSE Act, the bill passed by the House and supported... View ArticleContinue reading
Senate approves financial reform in a late night vote
The Senate passed sweeping financial reform legislation last night, aimed at keeping the financial sector from collapsing as it did in 2008. The final vote was 59-39, with four Republicans joining the majority party to get the bill through. Two Democrats remained opposed to the bill, saying the Senate measure didn't include tough enough regulations.
Republican Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins from Maine, Chuck Grassley from Iowa, and Scott Brown from Massachusetts all voted yes, with Grassley saying that this bill sends a message to Wall Street.
"There’s no question this bill has flaws," Grassley said. "Big ...
Is It Really Any Surprise?
Is it really any surprise that Sen. Olympia Snowe announced that she will vote for the health reform bill in... View ArticleContinue reading
Gang of Six: Who Votes With Whom?
Since the end of July the Senate Finance Committee has been the focus of health care reform discussions. More specifically,... View ArticleContinue reading
Let’s Compare Votes: Who Votes With Sen. Olympia Snowe and How Often?
Despite what seemed to be a bruising August for health care reform efforts, Congress still appears to be on a... View ArticleContinue reading
Senators Call for Health Care Delay, Receive Big Campaign Contributions
Six senators called for a seventy day hold on voting on health care reform legislation today, according to the Huffington... View ArticleContinue reading