Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

Corporate Consultants Voted for New Lobbyists on the DNC

Executives at well-connected corporate consultancies voted to approve DNC Chair Jaime Harrison's slate of "at-large" members, which included several new corporate lobbyists.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

At Least 100 House Members Are Invested in Fossil Fuels

Reps among the top oil and gas investors in Congress bought more shares in pipeline companies as the House moved to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Oil Lobbyist Mary Landrieu’s Foundation Brings Together Members of Congress and Corporate Execs

Her group, which held its first event earlier this year, shares an executive director with a nonprofit funded by ExxonMobil and Dow Chemical to advocate for carbon pricing legislation.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Manchin’s PAC Raked In Corporate Donations Just Before He Axed Build Back Better

Donations came from corporations that would likely have been impacted by the bill’s proposals.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Senators Against Generic Covid-19 Vaccines Have Gotten 2x Pharma Cash

A group of Republican senators sought to block U.S. support for an IP waiver for Covid-19 vaccines, a proposal that is strongly opposed by the pharmaceutical industry.

Quick Hits Primary category in which blog post is published

Manchin’s Latest Donor Gift

The senator is opposing a Build Back Better Act provision to prohibit offshore oil drilling as his top donor prepares to dramatically increase its oil exporting business through a new offshore terminal for supertankers.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Make Judges’ Finances More Transparent

The bill, now stalling in the Senate, would require federal judges to report stock trades and make judges' financial disclosures available to the public online.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Real Estate and Private Equity Billionaires Set to Profit From NY Clean Grid Investments

By relying on public private partnerships, New York is virtually guaranteeing that wealthy businesses with deep political connections will substantially benefit from state investment.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

Dems Spent Half of 2021 Blocked by Filibusters of Voting Rights Bills

Democracy activists are calling on the Biden White House to join talks about how the Senate can pass the Freedom to Vote Act this year.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

The Bank-Funded Dems That Spiked Omarova’s Nomination

In October, Banking Committee member Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) became the first Democrat to tell reporters that he had “concerns” about the nominee over Biden’s pick for a bank regulator, Dr. Saule Omarova.

STOCK TICKER Primary category in which blog post is published

GOP Rep Picks up Millions in Pipeline Stock

All of Rep. Trey Hollingsworth's stock pickups this year have been in a pair of oil and gas pipeline companies, a mammoth increase over his position last year.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Republicans Want Robinhood to Keep Ripping Off Day Traders

A new bill from Sen. Pat Toomey seeks to protect a time-honored tradition.

STOCK TICKER Primary category in which blog post is published

Financial Services Dem Buys and Sells Finance Stocks

Rep. Cindy Axne of Iowa, who sits on the Financial Services Committee, and her spouse are in the habit of picking up shares in financial services companies.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Pharma Front Group Hosted House Staffers at Luxury Resort Before BBB Vote

Days before the House voted on the Build Back Better Act, Center Forward hosted dozens of congressional staffers to discuss policy issues with lobbyists.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Arizona Students Launch Hunger Strike to Pass Voting Rights Bill

Twenty young people at the Arizona Capitol are calling on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to support a change in Senate rules and advance the Freedom to Vote Act.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

NYC Public Campaign Financing Program Leveled the Playing Field: Report

A new Brennan Center analysis found that New York City's small-dollar matching program was key in electing record numbers of women and people of color to City Council.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Health Insurance and Pharma Lobbyists Max Out to the Dem Party

The Senate braces for a showdown over expanding Medicare to include dental and vision benefits after healthcare industry lobbyists have bundled six-figure donations for Democrats’ campaign arms.

Government Transparency Primary category in which blog post is published

Code for Democracy Debuts New Tool to Track Money in Politics

The web tool aims to make it easier to investigate campaign contributions, lobbying, nonprofit spending, and more, and to get alerts on new data.

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