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Cashing In On Obstruction: How Mitch McConnell’s Abuse of the Filibuster Benefits His Big Money Donors

January, 2013
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McConnell Looks to House for Firewall Against Campaign Finance Reform

After an election that saw unprecedented amounts of secret money, which left voters in the dark about who was trying to influence their vote, The Hill reports that more and more Republican senators are discussing the need for better disclosure laws.

Mitch McConnell Kicks Off 2014 Campaign With DC Lobbyists

Fresh off an embarrassing Election Day for Senate Republicans, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (D-Ky.) held a fundraiser for his “2014 kickoff” with about two-dozen Washington lobbyists.

The event, held at the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee offices, was “packed” with at least 21 lobbyists, according to Politico.

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.”

Spring Break, Mitch McConnell style

By: David Donnelly, Executive Director, Public Campaign Action Fund

Mitch McConnell More Concerned About Keep His Job Than Creating New Ones for Kentuckians

Washington, D.C.— Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is preparing a “presidential-level” campaign for 2014 and is spending “hours dialing for dollars once the Senate wraps up nightly,” according to his own congressional staff, a sign that Kentucky’s senior Senator is more concerned about keeping his own job than creating new jobs for Kentuckians.

Mitch McConnell Stands Up for Big Oil Donors, Holding Middle Class Tax Cuts Hostage

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced today that he will hold the extension of middle class tax cuts hostage unless an unrelated provision about the Keystone XL oil pipeline project is included—a major handout to his Big Oil donors that could leave millions of Americans facing a tax increase in the new year.

ONE YEAR LATER: After Dodd-Frank Financial Reform, Do the Banks Still Run the Place?

This Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the passage of the “Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act,” legislation passed by Congress to rein in the banks and protect consumers from the practices that led to the economic collapse. Since it’s passage, Wall Street interests have continued to exert influence over Congress in efforts to weaken, repeal, or as one bank lobbyist said recently, “reform the reform.”

During default crisis, McConnell raising money from tax dodger and big recipients of government funds

Today, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is the guest of honor at a lunch fundraiser hosted at the Blank Rome lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. That is not unusual, of course; he has raised $2.5 million from lawyers and lobbyists during his time in Congress, according to data found at the Center for Responsive Politics website. Blank Rome’s PAC and lobbyists have donated $13,000 to his campaigns.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Special Interest Lap Dog and Pony Show

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of July 5-July 8, 2011.