During the 116th Congress, telecom giants spent $234 million to ensure that US broadband remained patchy, shoddy, and overpriced.
Political Lobbying articles on Democracy Chronicles
Political lobbying is a legal practice of petitioning the government enshrined in the Constitution but has been supersized in the modern era by well-financed lobbies having outsized impact on government decision making. Efforts to highlight and correct the oversized impact that the powerful few have over government will be highlighted in this section. Also see our sections on American democracy and Money Politics.
Big oil claims to be for climate action but funds lobby groups whose main objective is to resist a raft of Joe Biden’s environmental measures.
Federal Election Commission records show the small-state senator got campaign donations from the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies PAC.
Two big banks have resumed their political donating after the Jan. 6 disturbance in the US Capitol, but with new conditions.
Some of the worst dictators have strong supporters in Washington whose actions thwart Biden’s attempts to promote democracy.
Lobbying companies that thrived under former President Donald Trump are losing corporate clients now that Biden is in charge.
A Biden-linked political lobbyist has quintupled revenue since the 2020 election. Corporations believe such lobbyists can provide access.
Despite horrors of numerous mass shootings — 147 in 2021 already — Congress has been unable to enact commonsense reforms.
Saudi Arabia has not, and will not, attempt to deliberately harm US shale oil producers, according to a Saudi lobbying group.
Julia Letlow’s swearing-in showcases widows replacing husbands but also reveals leadership PACs for almost all members of Congress.