Defense Secretary and former Raytheon board member Lloyd Austin (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

For the People Act Would Slow the Revolving Door

A 13-word provision tucked into the massive voting and ethics package could help curb shadow lobbying, particularly by former Department of Defense employees.

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House Dems Opposed to Cutting Pentagon Budget Got 3.7x More in Defense Industry Cash

Fewer Democrats voted yesterday to cut the Defense budget by 10% than voted for an identical proposal last year.

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House to Vote on the Largest Defense Budget in History

House progressives have again introduced amendments to significantly reduce the massive Pentagon budget of at least $768 billion.

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Manchin Poised to Profit From Mine Reclamation Funding He Championed

Enersystems, Joe Manchin's family coal company, has contracts with the only power plant in West Virginia that burns coal from reclaimed mine projects.