Lawmakers have reportedly begun requesting testimony from government watchdog groups.
More than one in four senators is invested in the fossil fuel industry as the Senate strips major climate programs from the reconciliation bill.
The Democratic caucus group that puts corporate Dems in key committee seats won't release its rules or disclose its members.
Senate Democrats' Freedom to Vote Act would no longer strengthen conflict of interest rules that prevent members of Congress from working on legislation primarily for their own financial interests.
Here are the members of Congress who own stock in defense contractors like Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.
Active stock traders Zoe Lofgren and Gary Peters chair the committees where bills banning congressional stock trades are being left to die.
Researchers studying congressional stock ownership have found that the practice has effects on lobbying activity and potentially on market movements.
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Joe Manchin seeks to strip the For the People Act of a public campaign financing option, conflict of interest rules, and key criteria for preclearance of election procedures.
The average Hill staffer stays for only about three years, with many moving to become lobbyists.