Koch brothers

Koch Industries Adds Cantor Connection to Lobbying Efforts

According to a report in The Hill, Koch Industries has enlisted a former top aide to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and two other former House Appropriations Committee staffers to lobby on an anti-carbon tax resolution before the House.

Chemical Industry Backs Congressmen Pushing Less Safety Regulation

We all know that using fertilizer can help create a full, healthy lawn, but some members of Congress have found that backing the fertilizer industry also leads to a full, healthy campaign bank account.

Romney: I’ll Share My Pro-Oil Energy Plan With My Donors, But Not the Press

“Mitt Romney returned to Texas oil country Tuesday to fuel his campaign coffers with nearly $7 million raised in just one day, largely with money from top energy industry executives,” according to a report from NBC news yesterday.

Senate GOP to Unveil Legislation Giving Big Oil ‘Christmas in July’

Senate Republicans plan to introduce a collection of legislation on Thursday that reads like a “Christmas in July” wish list come true for big oil and gas companies.

According to The Hill, Republican aides say Sen. John Hoeven’s (R-N.D.) legislation will “require expanded onshore oil-and-gas leasing, allow drilling off Virginia’s coast, and approve the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.”

Groups Serve Big Money Super PAC with "People's Indictment" for Trying to Buy Our Democracy

Karl Rove's "American Crossroads" super PAC, the Koch brothers, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have a plan to funnel $1 billion of corporate money into buying rhe White House and Congress in November.

Watchdog: 2012 Election Spending Should Be Alarming to Americans of Every Stripe

Campaign finance watchdog Public Campaign released a statement in response to today’s Politico story on conservative groups planning to spend over $1 billion to buy the presidency and Congress.

Rep. Mike Pompeo Writes Op-ed Defending His Top Campaign Donor

Freshman Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) has an op-ed in Politico this morning defending billionaire energy tycoons Charles and David Koch. "Stop harassing the Koch brothers!" the headline reads.

"Charles Koch and David Koch, co-owners of Koch Industries, are U.S. citizens, taxpayers, entrepreneurs and employers," he writes. He should know, their company invested in a company he ran.

But that's not all!

When Choosing Your Billionaire, Money Matters.

Ken Vogel writes in Politico this morning that, “An increasingly bitter personal rift between billionaires T. Boone Pickens and Charles and David Koch has morphed into an expensive political battle that is testing the commitment of House Republicans to the tea party principles many of them have publicly embraced.”

Rep. Paul Ryan Wines with Major Donor, Koch Attendee

Susan Crabtree at TPM reported over the weekend that Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) $350-a-bottle wine summit last week included Cliff Asness, a wealthy hedge fund manager from Connecticut.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and How to Call the Fat Cats Fat

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of June 20-24, 2011.