More than one in four senators is invested in the fossil fuel industry as the Senate strips major climate programs from the reconciliation bill.
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.
Public campaign financing programs in states and cities across the country have grown in use by candidates and have been strengthened by voters in recent years.
Secret pay-to-play systems used by both parties have led to key committees being run by the most corporate PAC-reliant members of Congress.
As he serves on the subcommittee overseeing ports of entry, Richard Blumenthal’s wife is investing in a cargo security company that says it is the only company that can satisfy the scanning requirements recommended by Congress.
Ads and social media graphics from two major conservative groups contain misleading and inaccurate information about the Democratic campaign finance reform bill.
Paul Pelosi would have to give up his stock trading if bipartisan bills on blind trusts were allowed to advance.
The landmark democracy reform package moves on to a Senate hearing later this month.
At least 15 House reps currently sit on the boards of private companies.