House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) attends a hearing in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill, May 16, 2019Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Neal Took Big Bucks From Lobbyists While Killing a Surprise Medical Bills Fix

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) received $54,000 from lobbyists for private equity and pharmaceutical interests that opposed a bipartisan surprise medical billing deal in the weeks after he stymied the deal with a last-minute counterproposal.

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Three More States Expand Vote-By-Mail, Leaving Five Holdouts

With preparation time running short, Connecticut, Kentucky, and South Carolina recently expanded access to absentee ballot requests, as court challenges play out in Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas around vote-by-mail during the pandemic.

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As His District Became a Coronavirus Hotspot, Engel Jetted to Florida Resort

The Florida fundraiser was just the beginning of Rep. Eliot Engel’s (D-N.Y.) absence from his district as it suffered from one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the country.

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Here Are the Corporate Lobbyists on the DNC Committee That Blocked the Climate Debate

Ten of the 17 votes in the Resolutions Committee against holding a climate-focused presidential debate last year came from members put forward by DNC Chair Tom Perez.