Influence

Elections Primary category in which blog post is published

ALEC Lied About Its Work on Election Suppression Bills

ALEC claims that it "doesn't work on voting issues," but its CEO told a very different story to her right-wing audience at a Council for National Policy meeting in May.

Biden Oil Envoy Advised Emirati Gas Firm and Owns Stock in Human Rights-Violating Companies

A financial disclosure reveals that Special Envoy for Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein operated a shadow consultancy with foreign fossil fuel clients.

Opinion
Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Health Care and Hedge Fund Execs Fundraise for Gottheimer as He Leads Moderate Crusade Against Reconciliation Bill

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) is the unofficial leader of a bloc of conservative Democrats opposing the up to $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package.

Cattle Rancher Cynthia Lummis Wants to Deregulate Meat Inspection

While she works on legislation to deregulate meat inspection, Sen. Lummis is simultaneously a partner at a family beef cattle business.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

General Electric Gets Billions in Defense Contracts While Reps Hold Its Stock

Texas Republican Michael McCaul owned up to $6 million in G.E. shares as he sits on the House Armed Services Committee that sets defense funding levels.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

Lawmakers Benefit From Booming Defense Stocks

Here are the members of Congress who own stock in defense contractors like Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.

Energy Primary category in which blog post is published

Boebert Failed to Disclose Husband’s Nearly Half-Million Energy Company Salary

The late disclosure raises ethical questions for transparency advocates.

Investments Primary category in which blog post is published

Pelosi Fortune Rose Sharply in 2020

Nancy and Paul Pelosi's estimated net worth jumped by 16.2 percent in 2020 from the prior year, a sharper rise than the couple enjoyed in all but one other year over the past decade.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

For the People Act Would Slow the Revolving Door

A 13-word provision tucked into the massive voting and ethics package could help curb shadow lobbying, particularly by former Department of Defense employees.