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House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) questions a major bank CEO as he testifies before the committee on March 12, 2019.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Mega-Bank Merger Exemplifies Dangerous Trends

The House Financial Services Committee is set to hold a hearing on the largest bank merger in a decade.

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Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Blue Dog Consultant Working With Anti-Health Care Reform Lobbying Group

Kristen Hawn, a communications consultant, appears on emails with industry-backed groups strategizing against health care changes.

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Pharma-Funded ‘Dark Money’ Group Hosts House Staffers for California Junket

The staffers, several of whom work for reps on the subcommittee overseeing pharmaceuticals, met with executives from drug companies Merck and Genentech.

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Lawyers Defending ExxonMobil Are Big Biden Donors

Two of the Paul Weiss attorney who successfully defended ExxonMobil in New York against charges that it hid costs related to climate change have given maximum donations to former Vice President Joe Biden.