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Internet-Related Companies Stay Logged In to Congress, Facebook Adds Capacity

Internet-related companies continued to keep their connections with Congress and the executive branch by lobbying during the first three months of the year.  

Facebook Inc . was the exception in the field, by increasing their quarterly spending on lobbying by $1.3 million.  

Members of Congress Buying and Selling Stocks

Rep. Tom Petri


Members of Congress continue to report their periodic stock transactions as required by the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. Meanwhile the House Ethics Committee is still looking into a member's stock purchases in a company that would benefit from legislation being considered by his subcommittee, as well as actions the Congressman took to help a company he invested in to retain a billion dollar defense contract.  

Debbie Dingell Starts Campaign to Follow Husband in Congress


The spouse of a current member of Congress has started her campaign to succeed her husband in the next Congress.