Lockheed Martin Gave Over $250k to Politicians as They Discussed Ukraine Bills

As lawmakers in Congress debated billions of dollars’ worth of aid to Ukraine, including military aid, major defense contractor Lockheed Martin was spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on campaign donations, new disclosures show. As reported by Insider, Lockheed Martin’s PAC spent $256,000 in April on donations to members of…

Sanders Introduces Medicare for All as Solution to “Dysfunctional” Health System

For the first time since 2019, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) reintroduced his proposal to establish Medicare for All in the U.S., the only wealthy country in the world without universal health care. Sanders introduced the legislation with 14 cosponsors on Thursday “to guarantee health care in the United States as…

First Quarter of 2022 Sees Record $1 Billion Spent on Lobbying

This year is on track for record lobbying spending after lobbyists collectively clocked the biggest first quarter haul in history — with more than $1 billion disclosed during the first quarter of 2022 alone. At this point in 2021, 10,503 lobbyists had brought in less than $929 million across all…

Greene Bought Oil, Defense Stocks While Complaining About War Profiteers

New financial filings reveal that far right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) bought up to $15,000 in stock in defense manufacturers and energy companies two days before Russian forces invaded Ukraine. On February 22, Greene bought stocks in defense industry giant Lockheed Martin and military supplier Caterpillar. She also bought…

Companies Who Stopped Donations After January 6 Used Lobbyists to Give Instead

After 147 Republican lawmakers voted to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, major corporations like Amazon and Google pledged to stop donating to election objectors or stop political giving altogether. New reporting from Politico finds that many of these companies technically kept their promises – because they dispatched…

Medicare for All Bill Introduced by Pramila Jayapal Gets Record 120 Cosponsors

A bill that would establish Medicare for All in the U.S. has reached 120 sponsors, Congressional Progressive Caucus chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) announced on Sunday. “We’ve officially got a record 120 co-sponsors on my Medicare for All Act!” said Jayapal, who introduced the legislation. “Thrilled to welcome Rep. Sheila…

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