Congressional Reform

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

New Bill Seeks to Bring Lobbying Out of the Shadows

The Lobbying Disclosure Reform Act of 2020 would add “strategic lobbying services” to the influence-seeking activities that would have to be publicly reported, among other provisions aimed at strengthening disclosure.

Investments Primary category in which blog post is published

As Markets Crashed, DeVos Sold Shares in Secretive Cayman Island Fund

Billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sold up to $5 million in securities through an offshore fund that appears in the Paradise Papers.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Where Biden, Trump, and Amash Stand on Campaign Finance

From dark money to public funding for elections, here’s where three remaining presidential candidates stand on money in politics.

Investments Primary category in which blog post is published

Ethics Committee Republicans Defy Committee’s Own Financial Disclosure Recommendations

Three out of the five GOP members of the House Ethics Committee file paper disclosures, even as the committee “strongly urges” members to file electronically.

Ditch the Unemployment Rate

Does President Trump really have the benefit of a strong economy heading into the 2020 election year?

Opinion

To Reassert Its Lost Power, Congress Must Join the 21st Century

An obscure congressional committee may help make Congress relevant again.

Opinion