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MapLight reveals money’s influence in politics
Posted By admin On January 12, 2012 @ 9:29 pm In National & World News,Political & Politicians | Comments Disabled
BERKELEY, CA–MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics, announces the launch of its Company pages  for U.S. Congress and the CA and WI Legislatures. The new Company pages profile top contributing companies and organizations, ranking them according to the total contributions they have made, documented bill positions they have taken, and bill positions they have “won.” Company pages also show total contributions from related companies and industries and MapLight’s latest related research findings. Journalists and citizens can sign up to receive this information via RSS feed.
Below is a profile of the American Bankers Association showing its ranking in relation to other organizations:
Methodology: MapLight’s company pages for Congress include the top 200 companies (including companies, trade associations, unions, and their employees) in total contributions to candidate campaign committees of legislators serving in the U.S. Congress since Jan. 1, 2007. Bill positions based on research conducted by MapLight on bills introduced since the beginning of the 110th Congress.
A link to this data release can be found here .
MapLight, a political money tracker, allows users to gain unique insights into how campaign contributions affect policy so they can draw their own conclusions about how money influences our political system.
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 Company pages: http://e2ma.net/go/7421888552/208800403/230538492/22498/goto:http://maplight.org/us-congress/organization
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 here: http://e2ma.net/go/7421888552/208800403/230538495/22498/goto:http://maplight.org/us-congress/organization
 here: http://e2ma.net/go/7421888552/208800403/230538496/22498/goto:http://maplight.org/california/organization
 here: http://e2ma.net/go/7421888552/208800403/230538497/22498/goto:http://maplight.org/wisconsin/organization
 here: http://e2ma.net/go/7421888552/208800403/230538498/22498/goto:http://maplight.org/company-and-topics-page-launch
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