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David Bernhardt, President Donald Trump's nominee to be Interior Secretary, testifies during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing on March 28, 2019.Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Barred From Former Clients, Bernhardt Met With Groups That Represent Them

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt agreed to recuse himself from matters involving Halliburton and other former lobbying and legal clients, but he met with lobbying groups that work to further their interests.

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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.