Koch Industries on Thursday responded to a pair of congressional Democrats seeking information about their financial interest in the Keystone XL pipeline, noting that the evidence of such an interest is nonexistent.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) on Wednesday criticized a Koch Industries subsidiary for allegedly circumventing sanctions on Iran even though Reid has accepted tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from companies that have done exactly that.
Koch Industries replied on Tuesday to sustained attacks on the company and its fraternal owners Charles and David Koch by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.).
Representatives of Koch Industries, the company run by libertarian philanthropists Charles and David Koch, on Monday accused MSNBC personality Rachel Maddow of lying about the company and its owners in a segment last week.
A new report claiming to demonstrate a large Koch Industries stake in the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is riddled with factual inaccuracies, the company said on Tuesday.
Koch Industries on Wednesday publicly rebuked allegations by Senate Democrats that the company and its libertarian founders, Charles and David Koch, are responsible for the partial government shutdown.
A former Federal Communications Commission chairman last week reversed his position on controversial media ownership rules, noting his new position could impede efforts by public figures with whom he disagrees politically to purchase media properties.
A spokesman for Koch Industries declined to knock down rumors that the privately held petrochemical conglomerate is considering a play for the troubled Tribune Company, which owns 18 newspapers across the country including the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.
Koch Industries, Inc., is disputing an article published in Politico that claims the manufacturing conglomerate with more than 50,000 U.S. employees played a role in a California referendum fight last fall.
Philip Ellender, president of government affairs for Koch Industries, charges in a letter to Obama campaign manager Jim Messina that President Obama and his campaign are fostering “an effort to chill free speech and squelch dissent.”