Articles By David Dayen

House Dem Leads Effort Against Key Consumer Protection

Rep. Josh Gottheimer is lobbying against a resolution that would end the practice of predatory lenders charging astronomical interest rates on consumer loans.

Biden’s Inauguration Will Be Mostly Virtual, but He’s Still Raising Millions for It From Corporations and Wealthy Donors

The Presidential Inaugural Committee will allow individual donations up to $500,000 and corporate donations up to $1 million. For what?

Wall Street’s Biggest Supporter Could Lose Her House Seat

Ann Wagner, a senior Republican on the House Financial Services Committee, is in danger of losing a seat in suburban St. Louis, despite millions in bank donations.

Ultra-Rich Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s Family Has Taken $3 Million in Farm Subsidies

The scandal is what’s legal, as they say.

Congressional Leader Lays Down Marker in Revolving-Door Battle

Rep. Raúl Grijalva has built a coalition of outside groups committed to barring corporate insiders from executive branch positions. Now he wants House members to sign on.

Richard Neal’s Inner Circle of Corporate Lobbyists

Friends, family, and staff of Rep. Richard Neal have all benefited from the revolving door linking Springfield and K Street, at great cost to Massachusetts residents.

Farmers Reject Biden’s Pro-Corporate Rural Advisers

Heidi Heitkamp and Tom Vilsack are promoting a failed strategy for rural America. Biden would win support if he broke from that and took on Big Ag.

CFPB Attorney Who Helped Water Down Payday Lending Rule Operated a High-Cost Auto Lender

Christopher G. Mufarrige ran a Buy Here Pay Here used car lot in Texas before joining CFPB and working on payday lending regulations.

As Coronavirus Spreads, Surprise Medical Bills Kept in Place by Private Equity-Backed Democrat

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) torpedoed a fix tp surprise medical billing that threatened his private equity donors' profits. The coronavirus outbreak makes this potentially deadly.