All In The Family: Corruption and Self-Dealing on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
In the U.S. Senate, the task of providing primary oversight of “government operations” falls to the Homeland Security and
Governmental Affairs Committee. Unfortunately, members of the GOP majority consistently ignore wrongdoing at the highest levels of government when it
does not suit their agenda.
The Covid-19 pandemic has now killed more than 214,000 Americans, with no end in sight. Elected officials should be doing everything they can to preserve health care protections and expand coverage to everyone. Instead, some — like U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) — remain focused on destroying health protections provided by the Affordable Care Act.
Johnson’s massive fortune is the direct result of nepotism and self-dealing in both the private sector and the U.S. Senate.
Sen. Cory Gardner (R) of Colorado has a history of taking policy positions that benefit his wife’s business interests as a consultantand advocate for fossil fuels—and by extension, his family’s bottom line. For years, the Gardners have skirted ethics rules so that...
Sen. Rick Scott (R) of Florida has made a career out of padding his wallet while claiming to work for the public. Now, as our economy spirals and Covid-19 cases and deaths continue to climb, the only numbers Scott seems to care about are the ones in his bank account....
Ensuring that public officials are working in the public interest, not their own, is one of Congress’s most important responsibilities. But year after year, some lawmakers get it backwards: They turn a blind eye to corruption while launching illegitimate...