House Democrats

Election Denial Is Not a Problem for Bipartisan Caucus

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One in five GOP members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus voted to support legal challenges to the 2020 election results.

From Sludge
On May 19, 2022
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Tech Industry Groups Push to Stall Antitrust Bills After Record 2020 Donations

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On Feb. 3, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed its second tech antitrust bill in as many months, part of the upper chamber’s efforts to address anti-competitive practices among big technology companies. The bipartisan Open Markets App Act (S. 2710) would focus on companies that run app stores with more than 50 million users in the […]

From Sludge
On February 22, 2022
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Big Business PACs Gave Millions to Dem Party as Biden Agenda Collapsed

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The PACs of Business Roundtable member companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and NextEra Energy donated millions to the DCCC and DSCC last year.

From Sludge
On February 10, 2022
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House Democrats’ New Anti-Progressive PAC Is Funded by Corporate Lobbyists and PACs

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Over half of the funds raised by Team Blue PAC in the second half of last year came from corporate PACs.

From Sludge
On February 1, 2022
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Ossoff to Intro Bill to Ban Members of Congress and Their Spouses From Trading Stocks

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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.

From Sludge
On January 11, 2022
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Top House Dem Buys Stock in Pharma Companies and Defense Contractors

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The Build Back Better Act is in limbo in the U.S. House, with Democratic leaders delaying a vote on the bill on Friday, casting doubt over the fate of provisions added back into the plan that would curb prescription drug costs. In a dramatic late-night decision, Speaker Pelosi allowed a vote on the bipartisan infrastructure […]

From Sludge
On November 9, 2021
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Top Democrats Own Stock in AT&T, Funder of Far-Right OAN Network

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A recent investigation revealed that 90% of the far-right OAN's funding comes from AT&T-owned platforms.

From Sludge
On October 12, 2021
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Deficit Fears Have Deep History in Corporate-Funded Democratic Party Groups

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As corporate-backed Democrats threaten to block the party's reconciliation bill, their talking points draw on support from deficit scold allies among party leaders and well-funded ideological groups.

From Sludge
On September 28, 2021
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House to Vote on the Largest Defense Budget in History

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House progressives have again introduced amendments to significantly reduce the massive Pentagon budget of at least $768 billion.

From Sludge
On September 23, 2021
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It’s Not Just Manchin: The Top Energy Dem in the House Also Has Fossil Fuel Conflicts

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Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, benefits from investments in the fossil fuel industry while crafting climate policies.

From Sludge
On August 17, 2021
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The Roadblocks to Banning Congress From Trading Stocks

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It’s no shock that most members of Congress, over half of whom are millionaires, don’t want to stop themselves and their spouses from being allowed to trade corporate stocks and derivatives while they hold public office. Just 8 percent of the House and 3 percent of the Senate are co-sponsoring bills to ban congressional stock […]

From Sludge
On August 12, 2021
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Blue Dogs Seek to Delay Democratic Budget Plan After Their PAC Takes Millions From Corporate America

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The House Blue Dog PAC has received donations from pharmaceutical giants, health care companies, and the fossil fuel industry this year as nearly half of their members seek to delay a vote on the Democrats’ budget plan.

From Sludge
On August 10, 2021
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Pharma Companies Spend Billions More on Stock Buybacks Than Developing Drugs, House Report Finds

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The largest drugmakers spent $56 billion more on stock buybacks and dividends than on research and development from 2016 to 2020, according to a new House committee report.

From Sludge
On July 13, 2021
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