Revolving Door Project Exposes Industry Agenda

Read More

Revolving Door Project Exposes Industry Agenda

Read More

The Revolving Door Project on Fighting Monopoly Power

Read More

The Revolving Door Project on Fighting Monopoly Power

Read More

Join Our Mailing List

Subscribe for regular updates on how the executive branch is or is not serving the public interest and what can be done about it

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.

Projects

The Agency Spotlight

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

No Corporate Cabinet

No Corporate Cabinet serves as a central hub for information about, and activism related to, the Biden transition. We seek to ensure that the Biden administration can live up to the commitments his campaign made to the American people: To solve the twin crises of the pandemic and economic collapse and to set our society on a better, more equitable, and more just course.

Learn more

Personnel Map

The Personnel Map aims to demonstrate the breadth and depth of corporate America’s interest in the executive branch of the federal government. The map ties major economic sectors to the individual political positions that have the power to regulate, bring enforcement actions against, or disburse funds to the companies in that sector.

Learn More
Our Blog

July 28, 2021

Sion Bell

Blog Post

Ethics in Government

Perdue’s Sweetheart Land Deal Demonstrates Need for Stronger Ethics Rules

Since the Trump administration, the Revolving Door Project has repeatedly brought attention to the importance of strong government ethics rules, including by ensuring that presidential nominees are free from corporate conflicts of interest and forthcoming about their financial ties. But while rules already exist that require nominees to disclose financial information, including assets and recent major purchases, a recent story by the Washington Post illustrates a lingering loophole in our ethics laws for Cabinet nominees. The story centers on Trump’s then-prospective nominee for Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue, and a particularly fishy real estate deal.

July 27, 2021

Eleanor Eagan

FOIA Request

FOIA For Staff Lists and Leadership Directories

Transparency surrounding the identities of the country’s senior-most political leaders should be a given. Unfortunately, the federal government presently falls short in this regard. Inconsistent and insufficient standards for publishing and maintaining leadership and senior staff directories makes it difficult, if not impossible, to learn who occupies hundreds of critical roles throughout the federal government.

More
RDP in the News More

RDP on Twitter

More Tweets