In the Limelight

Representative Michael Pompeo, J.D. ’94, troubles the Times.

An editorial in today’s New York Times lamenting the larger impact of the Supreme Court’s “misguided [Citizens United] decision to legalize unfettered corporate campaign donations” focuses most of its attention on freshman Republican representative Michael R. Pompeo, J.D. ’94, of Kansas.

Noting that Pompeo has been “ dubbed the Congressman from Koch for championing the conservative agenda” of billionaires Charles and David Koch, the editorial reports that Pompeo has proposed denying funds for a new database for consumer complaints about unsafe products and for a registry of greenhouse gas polluters at the Environmental Protection Agency, “concerned that the database would encourage false accusations about good products and that the registry would increase the E.P.A.’s power and cost jobs.”

For details on Harvard’s congressional contingent, see “Crimson in Congress, II.”

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