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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
Commerce, Justice, Science, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 June 23, 2016
Jeff Merkley, D-OR
"We see a multiplication of the corrupting influences embodied by these decisions. When the Senator from New Mexico and I were up for reelection in 2014, the Koch brothers decided to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to essentially buy control of this Chamber, the U.S. Senate. They spent their money in unlimited fashion. They did so in Louisiana and in Arkansas. They did it in North Carolina, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Michigan, in Colorado, Alaska, and—yes, my home State—Oregon. They won most of their cases. In most cases, their megaphone worked pretty well because that is what happens when you control the town square and exclude the people."
Commerce, Justice, Science, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 June 21, 2016
Orrin Hatch, R-UT
"These assumptions—and Dr. Blahous’s very presence on the Board—are, according to my colleagues, part of an effort funded and directed by the infamous Koch brothers to dismantle Social Security and further an anti-government agenda. In fact, their article was ridiculously titled “The Koch Brothers Are Trying To Handpick Government Officials. We Have To Stop Them.”"
Gun Violence June 21, 2016
Harry Reid, D-NV
"Taking a page from the Koch brothers‘ playbook, the NRA uses so-called dark money to influence elections through mysterious front groups awash in undisclosed campaign cash."
Preventing Irs Abuse And Protecting Free Speech Act June 14, 2016
Sander Levin, D-MI
"The Republican majority believes the more hidden money in politics, the better. Freedom of speech, they say, requires more and more dark money or that democracy requires the ability of a few key people to write a check of $100 million without anyone knowing who signed the check or, as a Koch brothers executive claimed, Americans have the right to “anonymous free speech.”"
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 5053, Preventing Irs Abuse And Protecting Free Speech Act; And Providing For Consideration Of H.R. June 14, 2016
Jim McGovern, D-MA
"My colleague mentioned that this was about people being able to give freely to charitable organizations. The charitable organizations that they are referring to are groups like Crossroads GPS, Americans for Prosperity, American Future Fund, funded by—these are the groups headed by Karl Rove and the Koch brothers."

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