Congress is set to receive a report on how the IRS can streamline the tax filing process after lobbyists for Intuit bundled millions for the Senate Democrats' campaign arm.
A former federal ethics official warns it would authorize “fake blind trusts in every branch of government.”
Despite public anger over congressional stock trading, senators and reps have held on to personal investments in companies that fall under their committees' jurisdiction.
A new disclosure shows Rep. Kathy Manning (D-N.C.) and her spouse made dozens of undisclosed stock trades last year.
Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA) is planning a bill to ban stock trading by federal lawmakers and their spouses, but it faces an uphill battle this year.
Many Hill lobbyists opted not to follow their employers' PAC policy and donated to the 147 Republican election objectors in Congress.