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Revealed: How U.S. Senators Invest in the Firms They’re Supposed to Regulate

As they legislate on important matters, over 50 senators enjoy investments in major communications, defense, finance, energy, and health companies that Congress oversees.

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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.

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Top Democratic Law Firm Helps Oil Companies Dodge Climate Regulations

Perkins Coie, a law firm with deep ties to the Democratic Party, is lobbying for fossil fuel clients to win exemptions from a federal program to limit greenhouse gas emissions.