Chemical Industry Backs Supporters of Pesticide Permit Changes with Campaign Money


May 30, 2017 - The House of Representatives voted to eliminate a permit requirement for pesticides last week, as sponsors of the measure received 12 times more in campaign contributions from the agricultural chemical industry than the bill’s opponents.

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H.R. 1628 (115th) - American Health Care Act of 2017

Health

The bill was voted on in the House on May 4, 2017

To provide for reconciliation pursuant to title II of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2017.

3.7 times as much $
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H.R. 244 (115th) - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017

Economics and public finance

The bill has become law.

Making appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes.

Senate Vote: On Passage PASSED on May 4, 2017 voted YES: 79voted NO: 18
108% more $
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H.R. 10 (115th) - Financial CHOICE Act of 2017

Finance and financial sector

The bill was voted on in the House on June 8, 2017

To create hope and opportunity for investors, consumers, and entrepreneurs by ending bailouts and Too Big to Fail, holding Washington and Wall Street accountable, eliminating red tape to increase access to capital and credit, and repealing the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act that make America less prosperous, less stable, and less free, and for other purposes.

60% more $
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H.J.Res. 36 (115th) - Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Final Rule of the Bureau of Land Management Relating to "Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation".

Energy

The bill was voted on in the House on February 3, 2017

Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule of the Bureau of Land Management relating to "Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation".

House Vote: On Passage PASSED on February 3, 2017 voted YES: 221voted NO: 191
3.8 times as much $
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H.R. 372 (115th) - Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017

Health

The bill was voted on in the House on March 22, 2017

To restore the application of the Federal antitrust laws to the business of health insurance to protect competition and consumers.

House Vote: On Passage PASSED on March 22, 2017 voted YES: 416voted NO: 7
4.8 times as much $
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H.R. 1430 (115th) - HONEST Act

Environmental protection

The bill was voted on in the House on March 29, 2017

To prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible.

House Vote: On Passage PASSED on March 29, 2017 voted YES: 228voted NO: 194
89% more $
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H.R. 1101 (115th) - Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2017

Health

The bill was voted on in the House on March 22, 2017

To amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees.

House Vote: On Passage PASSED on March 22, 2017 voted YES: 236voted NO: 175
3.9 times as much $
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S.J.Res. 34 (115th) - A Joint Resolution Providing for Congressional Disapproval Under Chapter 8 of Title 5, United States Code, of the Rule Submitted by the Federal Communications Commission Relating to "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services".

Science, technology, communications

The bill has become law.

A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services".

Senate Vote: On Passage PASSED on March 23, 2017 voted YES: 50voted NO: 48
38 times as much $
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