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2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Presidential Candidate Who Attacked Medicare for All is Invested in Health Care Companies

Former Rep. John Delaney assailed Medicare for All and asked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to debate him. Turns out he has a financial stake in the for-profit health care industry.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Dems Overseeing Finance Industry Take Money from Group Supporting Racist Auto Lending

Alerted to the contributions, House Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters tells Sludge she will better vet her campaign contributors.

STOCK TICKER Primary category in which blog post is published

STOCK TICKER: Wife of Rep on Health Subcommittee Is Trading Health Stocks

As Illinois Democratic Rep. Bradley Schneider helps craft health care legislation, his wealthy wife has been buying and selling investments in health care companies.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Dems Not Backing Green New Deal Took Far More Money From Oil and Gas Interests

The more oil and gas money a House Democrat has received, the less likely they are to support the Green New Deal

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Senators Who Will Impact Green New Deal Own Stock in Fossil Fuel Companies

Several members of the Senate Energy and Environment committees collectively own millions of dollars worth of stock in companies such as Chevron, Exxon, and ConocoPhillips.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Climate Crisis Committee Chair Divests From Fossil Fuel Fund Following Sludge Report

Florida Rep. Kathy Castor sold her shares worth up to $100,000 “to build confidence in her leadership.”

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Congressman Sits on Board of Family Business, Could Influence Policy to Help It

Six-term GOP Rep. Brett Guthrie of Kentucky has millions invested in the company, which makes automotive components out of aluminum.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

Jon Kyl Voted for New Nukes After Taking Payments From Nuclear Company

The senator-turned-lobbyist-turned-senator-turned-lobbyist had a paid board seat at one nuclear company and lobbied for two others. Then he joined the Senate.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

New Chair of Climate Crisis Committee Owns Shares in Fossil Fuel Fund

Rep. Kathy Castor has a good environmental record, but she and her husband are profiting from gas, oil, and coal-powered utilities.