Tag Archives: lobbyists

Meanwhile In Des Moines Citizens Get Screwed

Republicans tell university students: Come live in Iowa’s university cities, but you don’t get to vote there. Who can be surprised that Republicans in the Iowa legislature passed a bill out of committee that would restrict university students from voting … Continue reading

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Lobbyists: Time To Shine A Light On Them

Many years ago I made a proposal that any and all meetings between lobbyists and members of government at any level be held in the open and if possible recorded. If governmental people must wear a recorder 24X7 so be … Continue reading

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Loebsack Introduces Legislation To Prohibit Ex-Congress Members From Becoming Lobbyists

In an editorial published in Quad City Times June 22, Congressman Dave Loebsack announced that he has joined with fellow Congress member David Cicilline from Rhode Island to introduce legislature that would bar former members of congress from becoming lobbyists … Continue reading

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A Few Words On Dennis Hastert

Bribery by ALEC in Georgia uncovered by the press last week. (starts at 0:18) The story is just beginning to emerge from the Justice Department of the corruption that J. Dennis Hastert undertook as Speaker of the House from 1999 … Continue reading

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Dave Loebsack Seeks Disclosure Of Lobbyist Funded Travel

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman Dave Loebsack announced yesterday that he will be introducing legislation when Congress returns from its July 4th district work period that would once again require Members of Congress to disclose details of their privately funded travel. Until … Continue reading

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FCNL Priorities are Progressive Priorities

The Friends Committee on National Legislation recently re-released their 113th Congress legislative priorities as agreed at their general committee meeting on Nov. 12, 2012. It’s hard to argue that these priorities are not progressive. Your comments are welcome. Reduce the … Continue reading

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A Reminder In Dallas

In case you had forgotten what the real source of our current mess is a huge reminder was opened in Dallas Thursday morning. Dedicated to the worst presidency overall in America’s history, a presidency that failed not just on one or … Continue reading

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Call On Congress To Stop Trade Deals

Dear Dave, You don’t hear from me often. I spend most of my time on Capitol Hill, meeting with members of Congress, making the voices of working people heard in front of lawmakers and educating them about what’s important. But … Continue reading

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The Upside-Down Republican View of Power

Most Americans think that the power structure of the government and the country is pretty much what is described in the Constitution. The people are the sovereign, the final deciders. Through their votes they choose the President as the head … Continue reading

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