Money talks when trying to influence climate change legislation

Climate lobbying is big business. A new analysis shows that between 2000 and 2016, lobbyists spent more than two billion dollars on influencing relevant legislation in the US Congress. Unsurprisingly, sectors that could be negatively affected by bills limiting carbon emissions, such as the electrical utilities sector, fossil fuel companies and transportation corporations had the deepest pockets.
Source: Science Daily

House GOP releases compromise immigration legislation that would protect 'Dreamers,' fund wall

House Republican leaders released a draft of immigration legislation that would give “Dreamers” some protections and new funds for a border wall. The draft legislation, circulated by House Speaker Paul Ryan and other leaders to rank-and-file GOP lawmakers, is intended to be a compromise.




Source: USA Today

Trump Signals Possible Support For Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation

  1. Trump Signals Possible Support For Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation  NPR
  2. Trump says he’ll likely support bill letting states set their own marijuana policies  The Hill (blog)
  3. Trump says he ‘probably’ will support bill to protect states that have legalized marijuana  Washington Post
  4. What Elizabeth Warren’s bipartisan marijuana bill does — and doesn’t — do
  5. Full coverage

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