How the Koch brothers are using the Tea Party to control Congress
The Koch brothers, billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch, are taking over Congress, and it’s not going well.
While the Kochs have spent billions of dollars trying to roll back environmental protections, they have made a string of questionable and controversial hires to run key agencies, and their political network has expanded to include more than 50 organizations with close ties to the Republican Party.
A look at the Koch Brothers network.
The Kochs are making major gains, with a recent report showing their influence in Congress is growing at a rapid pace.
Here’s a look at how the Koch networks have played out.
The tea party and its role in the 2016 election, including how it could influence the 2020 election.
The Tea Party’s political rise has coincided with a wave of anti-government sentiment that has swept across the country in recent years.
The most prominent movement has been the rise of the populist and conservative Tea Party movement, which emerged in 2010 as a response to President Barack Obama’s policies on immigration and immigration policy.
A number of these Tea Party groups have expanded their reach to include a number of key agencies and offices, including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Health and Human Services, both of which are run by Republicans.
A series of events over the past few years have exposed the Koch network’s deep ties to Republican politics, as evidenced by its involvement in the efforts to defund Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood.
In January, the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity launched a new website, Citizens United, which was designed to promote “the principles of limited government, limited government activism, limited regulation, and limited government spending.”
Citizens United also highlighted the Koch ties to state and local elections and the role of the Koch Industries Foundation in the creation of a network of conservative donors.
In August, Koch Industries was named one of “America’s Most Corrupt Corporations” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
This past January, Koch Communications, which represents the Koch family in Washington, DC, and the Koch Institute, a think tank that focuses on libertarian-leaning ideas, announced it was buying the American Media Group, a media and media-industry research and analysis company.
In September, Koch Foundation President David Koch announced plans to invest more than $2 billion in the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The American Enterprise Institute, an organization that promotes free market ideology and free markets, has been in the news recently as well, as the organization’s president, Stephen Moore, was indicted on charges of bribery and obstruction of justice for allegedly lying to Congress about the organization.
While ALEC has grown in recent months, the political impact of the organization is still a long way off.
ALEC has more than 200 members and is heavily funded by the Koch Foundation.
And in February, a federal judge found that ALEC’s charter violated the Constitution by preventing members from holding public office.
This month, the National Conference of State Legislatures issued a report documenting the Koch influence on state and congressional policymaking, with the Koch foundations funding more than 80 percent of the state-level Koch-funded political action committees and PACs.
It is not clear what the Koch’s plans for 2020 are for these organizations.
However, they are clearly positioning themselves to make significant gains in the next Congress, as they have been able to do in Congress for the past two decades.