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.
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.
While Sen. Joe Manchin proclaimed in recent media appearances that he will not consider ending the filibuster, 10 years ago he voted in favor of rules reforms that would have significantly reduced the obstructive tactic.
Government watchdog groups called on Biden's presidential inaugural committee to reject million-dollar donations from corporations seeking to influence the new administration.