Articles By Donald Shaw
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.
Airlines spent more than ever on lobbying and campaign contributions in 2019. The spending could help grease the skids for a bailout.
In contrast with Sanders and other Democrats, Biden has not embraced a key executive authority for driving down the cost of pharmaceuticals developed with federally-funded research, like the coronavirus vaccine that is currently being tested.
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.
As she votes on regulations impacting the pharmaceutical industry, Massachusetts Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel's spouse works as a consultant for companies that seek to influence the department's regulatory rulemakings.
Sara Jacobs, heiress to the Qualcomm fortune, is leading in the polls thanks in part to a super PAC funded entirely by her billionaire grandparents.
The candidates say they support Puerto Rico, but they are holding onto campaign contributions from executives at hedge funds that recently negotiated an agreement that would force Puerto Rico to make cash payments, limiting funds available for the island's rebuilding efforts.
Neal, who chairs the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, got money from PACs of several corporations that had negative effective tax rates in 2018.
Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) gave the railroad industry multiple benefits as chair of the Railroad Subcommittee before receiving the endorsement of CSX lobbyist Tom Livingston.