New tool from maplight.org

New tool from maplight.org

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Hey, the folks from maplight.org keep coming up with new tools to look at Congress:

Should the US import 20,000 tons of radioactive waste from Italy?

If your answer is no then you should keep track of HR 5632, a bill that would effectively ban the import of radioactive waste into the US. The bill, however, has been stuck in Committee since March.

A new transparency tool from MAPLight.org, the Committees Tool, gives citizen activists the hard data needed to hold legislators accountable when big money interests seek to use campaign contributions to gain access and influence (or stall) legislation while it's in Committee.

John Dingell (D-MI), House Committee on Energy and Commerce Chair, has received $45,250 by the nuclear plant construction, equipment & services industry, and that's just the beginning, more here

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