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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Congressman Pushing Spying Law CISPA Got 15 Percent Of His Campaign Funds From Companies Who Want It

The finest Congress that special interest money can buy.
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) allows private corporations, security firms, and the government to peek into and share your online information without you ever knowing about it or having any legal recourse against it. We recounted last week how social networking giant Facebook has recruited elite D.C. lobbyists to push this law in Washington. The Center for Responsive Politics’s OpenSecrets blog notes another interesting fact about the push for this new spying law. The chief sponsor of the bill in the House, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) has received $175,000 from organizations (largely corporations) who have lobbied on the bill. That’s 15 percent of his total campaign dollars he’s raised this cycle. The top two donors among this group is the defense contractor SAIC ($20,000) and Koch Industries ($14,500).
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