Democrats say the bill is for people who "feel left out and locked out from their own democracy." It addresses voting, political money, redistricting and ethics.
conflicts of interest
Scientists and National Institutes of Health officials met with alcohol company executives and appeared to solicit money from them in violation of government policy. The NIH canceled the study.
Shaub, who has had many battles with the Trump administration, says he is quitting to become a legal activist. He says the "current situation" shows tougher ethics action is needed.
As a presidential candidate last year, Trump had to disclose his sources of revenues. Now in office, the president has voluntarily updated the information about the Trump Organization's businesses.
Another lawsuit has been filed to force President Trump to sell off his businesses. But this one is different: It was filed on behalf of attorneys general in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
The president filed a motion maintaining the court doesn't have jurisdiction over the subject matter. A nonprofit group says that Trump is violating the Constitution's Emolument Clause.
The White House has put out the names of federal agency officials who sought dispensation from ethics rules. But critics question whether the list reflects the full scope of conflicts of interest.
The Trump Organization told staff that asking guests if they represent a foreign government would impede privacy. The House Oversight Committee's top Democrat says the policy raises "grave concerns."
Jared Kushner's sister recently pitched a New Jersey project to investors in China. Such investors could get a crack at an immigration visa to the United States in exchange for $500,000.