Revolving Door

Revolving Door Primary category in which blog post is published

Richard Neal’s Inner Circle of Corporate Lobbyists

Friends, family, and staff of Rep. Richard Neal have all benefited from the revolving door linking Springfield and K Street, at great cost to Massachusetts residents.

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.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Farmers Reject Biden’s Pro-Corporate Rural Advisers

Heidi Heitkamp and Tom Vilsack are promoting a failed strategy for rural America. Biden would win support if he broke from that and took on Big Ag.

Ban Members of Congress From Lobbying for Life

The massive corporate bailout shows that lobbyists have their grip on Washington. Congress' next ethics reform package needs to slam shut the revolving door.

Opinion
DNC Primary category in which blog post is published

Tom Perez Put Corporate Lobbyists in Charge of the DNC’s Budget

Six of the ten members of the DNC Budget and Finance Committee are at-large, put forward by Chair Tom Perez, and several are lobbyists or investment heads for the fossil fuel industry.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Top Democratic Law Firm Helps Oil Companies Dodge Climate Regulations

Perkins Coie, a law firm with deep ties to the Democratic Party, is lobbying for fossil fuel clients to win exemptions from a federal program to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Revolving Door Primary category in which blog post is published

WeWork’s Revolving-Door Games Called Into Question

Progressive groups highlight how the embattled company hired former senior SEC officials to represent its interests at the SEC.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Here Are the Lobbyists and Corporate Execs Collecting Checks for Pete Buttigieg

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.

Revolving Door Primary category in which blog post is published

Facebook Lobbyists Have Close Ties to Democratic Leaders

Several Facebook lobbyists have worked for top Democrats like Pelosi and Schumer, while none have worked for members of the Republican leadership.