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Reps. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) (R), Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) arrive for a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 4, 2013 in Washington, D.C.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Congressman Sits on Board of Family Business, Could Influence Policy to Help It

Six-term GOP Rep. Brett Guthrie of Kentucky has millions invested in the company, which makes automotive components out of aluminum.

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McConnell Accelerates Judicial Confirmations After Taking a Quarter Million from Prominent Conservative Legal Activist

Federalist Society board member and Committee for Justice founder C. Boyden Gray recently gave his largest contribution ever to McConnell’s joint fundraising committee.

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Ethics Committee Republicans Defy Committee’s Own Financial Disclosure Recommendations

Three out of the five GOP members of the House Ethics Committee file paper disclosures, even as the committee “strongly urges” members to file electronically.

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🚨 SLUDGE REPORT: Billionaires’ Class Solidarity 🚨

Your regular summary of the most shameful corruption in politics.