Jeff Merkley

Brett Wilkins, staff writer
Attendees hold signs as they listen to speakers during a rally calling for an end to corporate money in politics and to mark the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, at Lafayette Square near the White House, January 21, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
"We cannot allow the wealthiest individuals and corporations to flood our elections with cash through complex webs of super PACs and dark money groups that put special interests above the will of the American people."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) speaks during Martin Luther King Day celebration at National Action Network headquarters in New York on January 18, 2021. (Photo: Lev Radin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
"From a violent insurrection at the Capitol to the countless attempts to...
Kenny Stancil, staff writer
In an effort to seal off the revolving door between special interests and government, Sens. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) recommended that President-elect Biden enact "a total ban on lobbyists employed by corporations from serving in the administration, especially at executive agencies they lobbied." (Photos: Kena Betancur/Getty Images (L) and Karen Bleier/AFP via Getty Images)
To improve outcomes for people in the United States, the lawmakers wrote, the...

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