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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: U.S. Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) makes a statement announcing he will not seek re-election and that he will retire from the House of Representatives, in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill, January 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. The 75-year-old McKeon has served California's 25th congressional district since 1993 and has been the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee since 2011.

Is This Ex-Congressman Using His Leftover Campaign Funds To Help Lobbying Clients?

Former Rep. Buck McKeon has been donating to members of the House Armed Services Committee while lobbying for defense contractors and Saudi Arabia.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published
States Primary category in which blog post is published

A Christian Nationalist Group Is Quietly Shaping Bills for State Legislatures

Seemingly disparate anti-LGBTQ, anti-choice bills can all be traced to Project Blitz, an elaborate legal strategy devised by a coalition of Christian Right groups.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Buttigieg’s Antitrust Adviser is a Wells Fargo Attorney

The campaign has also had advisers sign non-disclosure agreements, and in at least one case attempted to lock someone up with a non-compete agreement.

Revolving Door Primary category in which blog post is published

WeWork’s Revolving-Door Games Called Into Question

Progressive groups highlight how the embattled company hired former senior SEC officials to represent its interests at the SEC.