House Democrats say they aren’t sabotaging their party’s drug pricing plan. But their recent donation hauls from Big Pharma suggest otherwise.
Andrew Perez is a writer and researcher living in Maine.
Democratic leaders are moving to gut the parts of the budget reconciliation bill that would aid workers and fight climate change. House progressives like Pramila Jayapal shouldn’t vote for an empty husk of a bill.
When Donald Trump was in office, Kyrsten Sinema opposed his “huge tax breaks for the wealthy and large corporations.” But Democrats are now weighing taxing the rich — and Sinema is suddenly opposed.
Companies are using Washington’s tip sheet industry as a key weapon in their corporate media crusade against climate, health care, and anti-poverty legislation.
For the poor and working class, Joe Manchin demands work requirements for child tax credits. Yet for the rich, he’s happy to support — and personally benefit from — work-free income.
Kyrsten Sinema could block Democrats’ drug pricing negotiation plan — which may be why pharmaceutical interests are donating big money to her.
Rahm Emanuel ended his two terms as Chicago mayor in complete disgrace. Lucky for him, Washington welcomed him back into the fold with open arms — after business interests quietly funneled him millions to push their agenda.
A letter from the hospital lobby to the Biden administration details private insurances’ abusive practices that pass health care costs on to Americans — often in the form of surprise bills.
Big Pharma needed a senator to do their dirty work to kill or gut Democrats’ drug pricing plan. They found someone willing and able in Kyrsten Sinema.
Legislation to hold the Purdue Pharma Sackler family accountable is stalled as the Chamber of Commerce begins lobbying on the bill. Congress can’t let the criminals that fueled the opioid crisis get away with murder.
We have audio of Kyrsten Sinema telling lobbyists how important it is to hear from constituents “early and often” months before she started ducking Arizonans’ questions.
Joe Manchin is threatening to kill the reconciliation bill for promoting an “entitlement mentality,” almost exactly 13 years after he pushed for a Wall Street bailout. It would be nice if bankers ever had to show a little “personal responsibility.”
Democratic representative Josh Gottheimer is the House’s top recipient of private equity cash — and lo and behold, he’s helping Wall Street undermine the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.
A front group for Big Pharma is running ads backing the House Democrats who are trying to gut the party’s plan to cut drug prices.
Joe Biden allies ran ads thanking Kyrsten Sinema for fighting for lower drug prices — just before she did the exact opposite by opposing Democrats’ drug pricing plan.
Kyrsten Sinema has received some of the most Big Pharma money of any Democrat in the Senate — and a pharma-backed dark money group started running ads for her just before she threatened to take down Democrats’ drug pricing plan.
Reps. Scott Peters, Kurt Schrader, and Kathleen Rice — Democrats all — give weak, incoherent responses to why they torpedoed a plan to let Medicare negotiate drug prices.
Three House Democrats working to kill legislation to control prescription drug prices raked in roughly $1.6 million from pharma donors — and the top aide for one of them is now a Big Pharma lobbyist.
The Colorado Republican Lauren Boebert is spearheading amendments that could gut Democrats’ climate bill — while also benefiting her husband’s fossil fuel business.
Democrats promised legislation to codify Roe v. Wade and preempt the Texas anti-abortion law, but they’ve chosen to leave it sitting with a congressional panel. The inaction of Democrats is unacceptable.