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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Companies Are Pausing Their PACs, But Their Trade Groups Aren’t

Dozens of companies paused their PAC donations to Republican election objectors, but a loophole could continue sending them funds through corporate trade associations.

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Eleven Years Later, Democrats Will Try Again to Address Citizens United’s Dark Money Problem

Both chambers of Congress are planning to vote on the For the People Act, which would force dark money groups to reveal their donors.

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Biden’s Huge Inaugural Donations Would be Banned Under Democrats’ Ethics Bill

Government watchdog groups called on Biden's presidential inaugural committee to reject million-dollar donations from corporations seeking to influence the new administration.