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About this Project is a project of Public Citizen, a national, non-profit public interest organization with 150,000 members (as of July 2005) that was founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts.

The project serves as a tool to help the media and public track the influence of special interests in Congress and the executive branch. It provides a database of thousands of individuals who have journeyed through the “revolving door” – passing from government service to private sector lobbying. The Web site provides investigative reports examining key interests and what’s at stake in major lobbying battles. It also serves as a clearinghouse on laws related to influence peddling and of the reforms needed to clean up the system.

Public Citizen fights for openness and democratic accountability in government; for the right of consumers to seek redress in the courts; for clean, safe and sustainable energy sources; for social and economic justice in trade policies; for strong health, safety and environmental protections; and for safe, effective and affordable prescription drugs and health care. We have six divisions and state offices in California and Texas.

The Web site is managed by Congress Watch, one of Public Citizen’s six divisions.

For more information about Public Citizen’s money in politics program, click here.

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