Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Speaking of transparency, this campaign finance-related site just launched a nifty new project attempting to illuminate the connection between special interest contributions and votes in Congress. The site is running exceedingly slowly right now (probably due to publicity at an event this afternoon), but we recommend checking it out later tonight or tomorrow when the traffic slows down.

Some random clicking led me to a page that tells us that, for instance, H.R. 5429, the American-Made Energy and Good Jobs Act, is supported by the chambers of commerce and unions but opposed by the environmental lobby. You can also find out how much money these interest groups have given to individual members.

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