Unlike his Democratic Senate primary opponent Sen. Ed Markey, Rep. Joe Kennedy has declined in multiple sessions to co-sponsor legislation to end the carried interest tax loophole enjoyed by hedge fund and private equity managers.
Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.) torpedoed a fix tp surprise medical billing that threatened his private equity donors' profits. The coronavirus outbreak makes this potentially deadly.
The candidates say they support Puerto Rico, but they are holding onto campaign contributions from executives at hedge funds that recently negotiated an agreement that would force Puerto Rico to make cash payments, limiting funds available for the island's rebuilding efforts.
From Big Tobacco to opioid crisis profiteering, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP has made millions from defending some of the most repugnant corporate villains of recent decades
Reps. Gottheimer and Meeks formed a joint fundraising committee just days after defending private equity at a committee hearing. A new FEC filing shows it raised money almost exclusively from two companies that consumer advocates called out during the hearing.
The group's top donor has a history of backing Republicans.
William Rahm, a senior managing director at the "vulture fund" Centerbridge Partners, was omitted from the original bundler list released by the Buttigieg campaign.
More than a dozen high-powered lawyers and executives, including the man who inspired Gordon Gekko, will help “Middle-Class Joe” raise campaign cash in early January.
As the Buttigieg campaign stops releasing its bundler names and blocks press from fundraising events, here are some of the pharmaceutical and finance executives behind its rise in the big money race, and three attorneys whose donations were returned.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is a critical derivatives regulator, and a House reauthorization fails to fortify it.