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Entries by The Sunlight Foundation from 03/2011

Koch lobbied on consumer protection database recently defunded in the House

| Posted 03.01.2011 | Politics

In mid-February, freshman Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, whose top campaign donor is Koch Industries, proposed a successful amendment in an appropriatio...

Current and Former Officials Intervene on Billionaire's Behalf in Battle With Peru

| Posted 03.08.2011 | Politics

Facing a battle with the Peruvian government over a smelting operation that has caused severe environmental damage, the Renco Group and its owner have assembled a formidable lobbying team.

Sunshine Week: Optimism through the Clouds

| Posted 03.16.2011 | Politics

After launching Sunshine Week with yesterday's successful Advisory Committee on Transparency event, it's a good time to reflect on positive transparen...

New Study Finds Agencies Slow to Adopt Even Basic FOIA Guidelines

| Posted 03.16.2011 | Politics

Sunshine Week starts with a new report from the National Security Archive and the Knight Foundation that finds only 49 of 90 agencies have adopted 'co...

One year after passage, health care reform continues to generate lobbying and legal fees

| Posted 03.24.2011 | Politics

One year ago today, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. The legislative process that led to the bill's en...