By close of business tomorrow, all standing committees in the House and Senate must submit to the Super Committee their... View ArticleContinue reading
Today’s New York Times reports that Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle are concerned about the super... View ArticleContinue reading
It seems the Obama administration has decided the time has come to once again flex its ethics muscles. The Office... View ArticleContinue reading
The political action committees of Lockheed Martin, the National Association of Realtors, Pfizer and Chevron all reported making contributions to members of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction--better known as the super committee--in the roughly 20 days of August after House and Senate leadership appointed them to the panel.
PACs for 19 of the biggest political donors in the country, as determined by Center for Responsive Politics, have reported contributing more than $83,000 to 10 of the 12 members of the super committee or their leadership PACs, Federal Eelection Commission filings show. It's the first glimpse available ...Continue reading
That lobbyists are influencing Super Committee members is a “dog bites man” story. Corporate lobbyists are eager to earn their... View ArticleContinue reading
Roll Call, and now Politico, have important stories about the super committee meeting in secret. It’s becoming clear that the... View ArticleContinue reading
Yesterday, Representatives Loebsack, Quigley and Renacci sent a Dear Colleague to their colleagues asking them to cosponsor HR 2860, the... View ArticleContinue reading
Today at 2pm ET, Sunlight and Public Citizen will be hosting a special conference call to update activists on the... View ArticleContinue reading
Our DC, a SEIU-linked protest group that stopped the first Super Committee meeting, has been regularly delivering a pro-jobs message to congressional Republicans: with some 100 protesters outside House Speaker John Boehner's speech at the Economic Club of Washington yesterday, according to organizers, who said the protest was in support of the American Jobs Act.
Last Tuesday, it organized a protest at the first meeting of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, the so-called the Super Committee.
“Jobs! Now!” about 25 unemployed or underemployed protesters shouted outside the room, bringing the meeting to a brief halt. “Jobs! Now ...Continue reading