CLC Action filed suit on behalf of Giffords against FEC for failing to announce actions against NRA for using shell corporations.
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.
Apple is the rare corporation that keeps its pocketbook out of political elections by having no formal political action committee (PAC), CEO Tim Cook said.
12 senators co-sponsoring anti-Green New Deal resolution accepted nearly $1.1 million from oil, coal companies since entering Congress.
Voting machine manufacturers are increasing their Capitol Hill presence as lawmakers demand they do more to protect U.S. elections against foreign hackers.
PM of Romania stayed at President Trump’s hotel during trip to Washington first foreign government leader to booked a room at the hotel in more than a year.
The nation’s 10 largest oil and gas companies and their employees have given the Democratic candidates barely more than $165,000 over the last six years.
Confirmation cheered by business interests eager to see reduced regulation, but upset Democrats and conservation groups worried of environmental rollbacks.
By the ProPublica count just released, at least 230 former and current registered lobbyists have worked in the Donald Trump administration.
With the departure of Defense Secretary James Mattis, industry lobbyists now make up four of President Trump’s cabinet secretaries.
The presidential primary is jolting to life without a traditional mainstay: the big money donor class. More specifically, their contribution checks.