Congress For Sale

Posted on April 25, 2006 - 10:47am.

What's the going rate to get a Democratic sponsor to add their name to what is essentially a Republican/Pro-Corporate Bill? About 1 million dollars . . .

Critics blast SBC-Rush relationship
April 25, 2006

BY LYNN SWEET Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief

WASHINGTON -- An Englewood community center founded by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), a key player on telecommunications legislation, received a $1 million grant from the charitable arm of SBC/AT&T, one of the nation's largest phone companies.

On Wednesday, the energy and commerce panel on which Rush sits is set to vote on a controversial rewrite of telecommunications law co-sponsored by Rush and backed by major phone companies eager to compete with cable television companies . . .

Complete Article:Chicago Sun Times

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