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Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.)(L) swears in Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.) with Scheider's wife, Julie Dann. schneider.house.gov

STOCK TICKER: Wife of Rep on Health Subcommittee Is Trading Health Stocks

As Illinois Democratic Rep. Bradley Schneider helps craft health care legislation, his wealthy wife has been buying and selling investments in health care companies.

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Ban Members of Congress From Lobbying For Life

The massive corporate bailout shows that lobbyists have their grip on Washington. Congress' next ethics reform package needs to slam shut the revolving door.

Opinion
Taxes Primary category in which blog post is published

Avoid Taxes, Receive Federal Bailouts

It’s the common thread among a host of companies lining up to feed on a rescue package.

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Tom Perez Put Corporate Lobbyists in Charge of the DNC’s Budget

Six of the ten members of the DNC Budget and Finance Committee are at-large, put forward by Chair Tom Perez, and several are lobbyists or investment heads for the fossil fuel industry.