Jeff Hauser

Jeff Hauser is the founder and director of the Revolving Door Project at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

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The Day One agenda is dependent on the functions of OIRA, an obscure federal agency that acts as a bottleneck for agency rules and regulations. Read more

Day One Agenda


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Several candidates who have taken donor cash from private-equity barons have remained silent about the threat posed by the industry. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power


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The Senate Minority Leader mismanaged an appointment to the agency last year, keeping a Democratic seat open for months. Will he do the same again? Read more

, Economic Policy


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The South Bend mayor has become a darling to Silicon Valley and Wall Street elite. That alone is a red flag. Read more

, , Money, Politics and Power


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Republicans have stymied the filling of Democratic seats in independent agencies. There doesn’t appear to be any plan to confront this. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power


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Rumors of Rob Jackson’s departure would give Wall Street a boost, with anti-regulatory Republicans in complete charge of the agency. Read more

, Economic Policy


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The costs of having a corporate Democrat chair the House Ways and Means Committee Read more

, Money, Politics and Power


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With $6 trillion in assets, BlackRock could make a real difference on the climate. Instead it's opted for half-measures and public relations schemes. Read more

, Energy and the Environment


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We read a lot about progressive House Dems having too much influence, but the deeper problem is the undertow of corporate Democrats. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power