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Meet the Banking Caucus, Wall Street's secret weapon in Washington

publicintegrity.org — Industry campaign cash flows to pro-bank activists in Congress, yielding big returns.
There are more than 2,000 lobbyists for financial firms and trade groups spreading money around Washington publicintegrity.org/2014/04/24/145… @PublicI
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Anatomy of a lobbying effort

publicintegrity.org — Sixty-three documents that tell the story of a year-long influence campaign.
When the Fed proposed to strengthen banks' capital requirements, scores of lawmakers went to bat for community banks ow.ly/w7b93
RT @Publici: Sift through this digital "stack" of letters from members of Congress to the Fed challenging a bank regulation bit.ly/1rpIfa1
RT @asmith83: Former Rep. Brad Miller: members are encouraged "to spend every waking moment being on the phone asking for money" bit.ly/1l880d2
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FEC sends senators erroneous warnings

publicintegrity.org — Politicians received notices they violated election laws due to a communications mix-up.
FEC admonishes pols for failing to file timely campaign finance reports who - wait for it - actually filed on time ow.ly/w5Xej
Woes of paper filings: Pols received notices they violated law due to a communications mix-up ow.ly/w5WZi
FEC says bunch of Senate candidates didn't file Q1 campaign $$ reports. One problem: they did ow.ly/w63zN
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U.S. announces sweeping reforms to protect coal miners from black lung disease

publicintegrity.org — Surrounded by coal miners, U.S. Labor officials announce reforms including a new rule limiting the disease-causing dust allowed in mines.
RT @pdykstra: Pulitzer followup fm @ChrisDHamby @Publici US announces sweeping black lung protections. bit.ly/1lIw09y
U.S. announces sweeping reforms to protect coal miners from black lung disease h/t @ChrisDHamby ow.ly/w5WFu
U.S. announces sweeping reforms to protect coal miners from black lung disease publicintegrity.org/2014/04/23/146… via @PublicI
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Texas freezes agency's funding after air pollution data released

publicintegrity.org — The Alamo Area Council of Governments had its funding frozen after releasing data linking oil and gas drilling to worsening air pollution.
"This is among the more petulant, childish and vindictive things I've seen TCEQ do." publicintegrity.org/2014/04/23/146… via @PublicI
After San Antonio-area agency published air pollution findings, TX state enviro agency slashed its funding publicintegrity.org/2014/04/23/146…
Texas freezes agency's funding after air pollution data released publicintegrity.org/2014/04/23/146… via @PublicI
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