Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va), at right, is trailed by reporters and Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) after leaving a House Democratic caucus meeting on September 24, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol.Win McNamee / Getty Images

Cracks Emerge in No Corporate PAC Money Movement

Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) is likely to be the first to abandon the campaign finance pledge, after promising voters before she was elected that “this kind of pay-to-play governance is unacceptable.”

Pharma Ally Kurt Schrader Cashes In on K Street

Schrader’s new lobbying employer works for numerous drug companies like Pfizer and Sanofi, plus industry trade association PhRMA.

Oakland Community Groups Call to Fund ‘Democracy Dollars’ Program

As budget cuts jeopardize the launch of a public campaign financing program approved by Oakland voters, community groups are mobilizing at town halls with a plan to keep the program on schedule this year.

The Fossil Fuel Industry Campaign to Dirty Up Hydrogen Fuel Tax Credits

Oil and gas companies are deploying revolving door lobbyists in their efforts to shape tens of billions of dollars in tax credits for hydrogen fuel meant to drive down polluting emissions.