Member Analysis for Sheila Jackson Lee

CQ Press First Street

Sheila Jackson is one of the House’s more liberal Democrats who routinely seeks the spotlight, making her a relatively well-known House member beyond the borders of her Texas district. Critics tend to label her as abrasive, particularly

Member Analysis for William Keating

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William Keating of Massachusetts is a progressive in a similar mold to that of other Democratic lawmakers in a state where longtime senator Edward M. Kennedy once reigned. His political career prior to Capitol Hill focused heavily on protecting natural resources

Member Analysis for Ed Whitfield

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Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., fights vigorously for the coal, tobacco, and manufacturing interests back home, pushing for free trade, opposing tax increases, and setting limits on government intrusion into the marketplace. But partisanship

John Castellani – PhRMA’s Top Man in Washington

CQ Press First Street

The pharmaceutical and health products industry has been the top spender on lobbying so far in 2012, doling out nearly $70 million in the first quarter, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The drug industry’s efforts have focused