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November 29, 2023
This week’s newsletter looks at executive branch attempts to counteract concentrated corporate power across our focus areas – from consumer protection in Big Tech, to housing, to climate regulation. While the FTC and DOJ antitrust division continue to be present in important fights to support consumers and tenants, proactive climate policy continues to be absent, as Biden’s rhetoric regarding challenging climate change rings hollow in areas where the president has considerable discretion.
October 30, 2023
Josh Gottheimer, Joe Manchin, Henry Cuellar, and Dean Phillips are among the many Democrats to receive campaign donations from Clarence Thomas’ billionaire benefactor.
October 02, 2023
In response to the news that Clarence Thomas participated in the Supreme Court decision to deny cert in the first of three challenges of New York City’s rent control law, Revolving Door Project Executive Director Jeff Hauser released the following statement.
August 18, 2023
A company under federal antitrust investigation for helping landlords jack up rents is not a reliable or independent source.
July 21, 2023
The National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) – a landlord lobby group led by Crow’s right-hand man – has spent millions to kill tenant protections and rent regulation.
January 23, 2023
The White House Must Heed Tenants, Not Corporate Profiteers, To Enact New Tenant Protection Measures
The White House should not succumb to the real estate industry’s cynical lobbying efforts to block new federal tenant protections. These same developers and corporate landlords fueled the rental housing crisis in the first place by spiking rents and exploiting families, and now they are looking to defend their ill-gotten gains.
January 19, 2023
Big banks publicly tout a “great leader’s legacy” while quietly fighting against what he stood for.
December 20, 2022
While the Democratic Party celebrates holding on to the Senate, the 2022 midterms also tested the growing momentum around tenant’s protections with incredible success. In a survey of more than 12,200 Americans who voted in the 2022 election, polling revealed that across all racial and ethnic groups, inflation and the rising cost of living was the most important issue for the President and Congress to address. A key driver of inflation, per economic analysis by People’s Action and the Groundwork Collaborative, is sky-high rents – accounting for one third of the Consumer Price Index.
December 20, 2022
Low income communities of color made countless sacrifices to keep the United States’s economy going during the pandemic, all while supporting their families and enduring sky-high rents.
December 19, 2022
Housing experts have drafted an executive order to protect tenants and stop rent-gouging. All Biden has to do is sign it.