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March 29, 2024 | The American Prospect

Timi Iwayemi Alex Moss

Op-Ed Congressional OversightEthics in GovernmentPatent and Trademark OfficePharmaRevolving Door

Senators’ Latest Attempt to Enrich Big Pharma Must Not Prevail

The patent system exists to promote scientific innovation to benefit the public, not to enrich private interests regardless of the merits of their scientific contributions. Yet that is precisely what PERA and PREVAIL would do by granting Big Pharma even more sweeping government monopolies and associated price-gouging power.

March 25, 2024 | The American Prospect

Hannah Story Brown

Op-Ed Climate and EnvironmentIndustry InfluenceRevolving Door

Tim Ryan’s Natural Gas Advocacy Makes a Mockery of Public Service

If meteorologists could gauge the pressure of climate denial with their barometers, they’d surely have picked up on a remarkable atmospheric phenomenon over Houston, Texas. The annual confab of oil and gas industry executives known as CERAWeek—a safe place for fossil fuel aficionados guarded by exorbitant ticket prices and a no-entry policy for environmentalists—has just wrapped.

March 18, 2024

Andrea Beaty

Press Release Anti-MonopolyCongressional OversightEthics in Government

RELEASE: Virginia General Assembly Must Investigate Leonard Leo’s Influence On State’s Largest Public Research University

Today, the Revolving Door Project, Take Back the Court Action Fund, People’s Parity Project, Freedom BLOC and the George Mason University chapter of the American Association of University Professors sent a letter to members of the Virginia General Assembly calling on them to investigate Leonard Leo in regard to his undue influence on George Mason University. The groups called on the state legislature to investigate what Leo-tied activities are taking place under the aegis of a state school.