Jeff Hauser

Jeff Hauser runs the Revolving Door Project at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, an effort to increase scrutiny on executive branch appointments and ensure that political appointees are focused on serving the public interest, rather than personal professional advancement.

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Democratic presidential candidate, former vice President Joe Biden takes photos with people in the crowd at Wilson High School on October 26, 2019 in Florence, South Carolina. Many presidential hopefuls campaigned in the early primary state over the weekend, scheduling stops around a criminal justice forum in the state capital. (Photo: Sean Rayford/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Who Exactly Are Joe Biden's Wealthy, Well-Connected Bundlers?
The Joe Biden campaign is short on cash , so short that it has moved from disavowing an outside super PAC earlier this year to throwing the door open to one last week. That begs the question: If Biden is compromising on this stance for a buck, what other things might he be willing to trade for...
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From left, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calf., Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., conduct a news conference on the testimony of former special counsel Robert Mueller on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. (Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Views
Monday, September 23, 2019
Why Are House Democrats Afraid to Wield Their Subpoena Power?
Does the Democratic leadership even want to wield power? It’s hard to tell. Nine months into their House majority, Democratic committee chairs don’t seem to realize they have any powers at all besides the occasional sarcastic clap . To be clear, Democratic House leaders possess a major power that...
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
President Trump’s Dramatic Retreat on Trade
Trade was a major theme in President Trump’s campaign. He repeatedly complained that our trade negotiators were stupid and therefore had negotiated bad trade agreements. These bad trade deals are the cause of our trade deficits, which have cost us millions of manufacturing jobs over the last two...
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Monday, November 21, 2016
To Defend Democracy, We Must Demand Financial Transparency from Trump
As we hear of a settlement in the “Trump University” civil fraud case brought in part by New York State Attorney General and learn more and more about potential Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the phrase “personnel is policy” takes on an unfortunate new meaning. Will Trump’s appointees to high...
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