April 16, 2014

Reference: Money in Government: MapLight's Launches Topic Pages, Search for Bills by Issue Area

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From a MapLight News Release:

MapLight, a nonpartisan research organization that reveals money’s influence on politics, is pleased to announce the launch of its newest transparency tool, Topic Pages, during Sunshine Week. The new tool allows journalists and citizens to search for and track bills by issue area in the U.S. Congress and in the California and Wisconsin State Legislatures. The tool combines all of MapLight’s research data related to a specific topic area,  giving journalists and citizens a snapshot view of the latest legislative and campaign finance data relating to a given topic–for example, Technology and Communications or Environmental Protection.

MapLight’s Topic Pages Highlights:

  • MapLight’s latest research findings by issue area
  • Industry groups supporting or opposing issue specific legislation
  • Legislators who receive campaign contributions from interests associated with the issue area
  • Industry-specific bills with campaign contributions given by supporting and opposing interests

Direct to MapLight’s Topic Pages

Access the Complete News Release (w/ screen cap)

See Also: U.S. Congress: Financial Contributions: MapLight Launches New Company Pages (January 26, 2012)

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