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About the Revolving Door Project
The Revolving Door Project (RDP), a project of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), scrutinizes executive branch appointees to ensure they use their office to serve the broad public interest, rather than to entrench corporate power or seek personal advancement.
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The Agency Spotlight tracks appointments to leadership positions at thirty-nine independent federal agencies through the confirmation process and beyond. Additionally, for three agencies — the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) — the Spotlight monitors and exhibits key votes.Read More
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April 08, 2020
BigLaw Jobs Are The Most Popular Next Step For Ex-FTC Antitrust Lawyers
A slim majority of individuals whom we could identify, and a strong plurality of the overall data set, have revolved into corporate law firms where they defend clients in the sorts of investigations and approval processes which they themselves used to administer.
April 07, 2020
March 2020 Update on the State of Independent Federal Agencies
The federal government’s independent federal agencies receive too little attention relative to their importance to our collective safety and prosperity. The Revolving Door Project has worked through multiple channels to shed light on these overlooked agencies and the threats that they face. We hope public education will generate pressure to safeguard the independence of these agencies and ensure that they are staffed with advocates for the public interest rather than corporate insiders.
April 06, 2020 | Alternet
Jared Kushner is the point man for private profiteering on the coronavirus response
Hot off of singlehandedly ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, America’s Son-In-Law-In-Chief has put himself in charge of handling half of the White House response to the coronavirus crisis. Didn’t you know that? No? Oh, well, it seems the White House just decided that, ah, the people didn’t need to hear about this. Oh, and FYI, most of his team are from the private sector. That’s not a problem, Congressional Democrats, is it?
April 03, 2020
Which Bailed Out Industries Have a Shortcut to Biden World?
For the reality-based, Trump’s indifference to the tragedy that the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 are spreading across the country might be maddening but not surprising. Trump downplaying the severity of the crisis, tweeting nonsense, and pushing for a $500 billion corporate bailout are entirely on brand.
March 31, 2020
Alex Gangitano - The Hill
Biden's rise in primary calms nerves on K Street
March 30, 2020
Rick Smith - The Rick Smith Show
Jeff Hauser Talks Bailout on the Rick Smith Show
March 27, 2020
Helaine Olen - Washington Post
The stimulus package is a missed opportunity for American workers
March 25, 2020
Jennifer Haberkorn, Anna M. Phillips - Los Angeles Times
Coronavirus relief package includes aid for just about everyone, including California interests
March 25, 2020
Zachary Warmbrodt - Politico
How the government will track $500B in bailout funds
March 25, 2020
David Dayen - The American Prospect
Unsanitized: Bailouts, A Tradition Unlike Any Other
RDP on Twitter
Unfortunately, Rep. Jim Clyburn, who will lead the new House committee charged with overseeing the coronavirus response, has said the body will only be "forward looking" (20/?) https://t.co/fGvma4TQvu
Also, Trump's successful effort to transform the Presidential Personnel Office from a mechanism for rapid vetting to “a vehicle for enforcing loyalty and carrying out vendettas” (19/?) https://t.co/8XMWzmweZH
In addition to monitoring ongoing developments, Congress should be investigating past administrative actions that have made us more vulnerable in this time of crisis Exhibit A: https://t.co/Npx9HoFloN (18/?)
Congress should consider how future mechanisms could be better insulated from presidential discretion (17/?) https://t.co/1gQdLtDxUd
Trump has moved with frightening speed to dismantle even the limited accountability mechanisms that made it into the last stimulus package. (16/?) https://t.co/OPyvRlaQss
That didn’t take long… “President Trump has removed the chairman of the federal panel Congress created to oversee his administration’s management of the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package” (15/?) https://t.co/2SDoxPY5PK
Ratner has since been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct by at least six women (15/?) https://t.co/yASJkS701U
To start off with, Mnuchin decided in 2013 to go into business with Brett Ratner, merging their respective film companies to become RatPac-Dune Entertainment (14/?)