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The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and How Rep. Darrell Issa Learned to NOT Blame Big Oil

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of May 23-27, 2011.

Ryan Budget Vote in Senate: "Yes" Votes Have Raked In Insurance Industry Campaign Cash

The Senate just voted on Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) budget proposal that includes the controversial Medicare provision that would privatize the popular program, hurting seniors, and result in a windfall for the insurance industry. The measure failed by a vote of 57-40.

Not surpringly, the 40 Senators who voted "yes" on the budget have recieved substantial campaign contributions from the insurance industry, totaling $22,093,689, according to analysis by Public Campaign Action Fund, based on data from the Center for Responsive Politics.

The Senate's Insurance Money

Today, a group of Senators will push to add a health care repeal amendment to the FAA re-authorization bill, legislation that is likely to be voted on this evening. Forty-seven senators have already co-sponsored the stand alone repeal legislation (S. 192), so we can safely say they'll vote for the amendment.

Public Campaign Action Fund Launches New Campaign To Expose "Insurance Puppets" in Congress

Public Campaign Action Fund has launched a new campaign to expose the "insurance puppets" in Congress, naming Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) the first "puppet," followed by Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.).

 

Be sure to follow the site each day to see who else is doing the bidding of the insurance industry in the battle over health care reform.

 

Go to http://insurancepuppets.com to see who's next.