The Latest: Our Economy
To Gain Public’s Trust, Should Members of Congress Stop Trading Stock?
• July 15, 2020 1:07 PM
The latest campaign ad by Senator Kelly Loeffler, a freshman Republican from Georgia fighting to keep her job, is entitled “CLEARED.” It recounts how she fought back against charges that she improperly traded stocks based on a confidential briefing she received in January about the looming coronavirus crisis. In late May, the Justice Department confirmed that an investigation into the trades did not find evidence that she broke the law.
Trump-connected lobbyists reap windfall in federal virus aid
• July 06, 2020 12:51 PM
Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump’s own ethics policy, according to a report.
Billionaires are spending more on political contributions, here are the three biggest spenders
• July 01, 2020 1:02 PM
America’s billionaires are now spending 20 times more on political contributions than they did a decade ago, adding to their influence in Washington, according to a new study.