Emma Loop

Emma Loop

Emma Loop is a Washington, D.C.-based freelance reporter focusing on national security, finance, and politics. She has worked at the Windsor Star, Ottawa Citizen, and BuzzFeed News, where she was a member of the FinCEN Files reporting team that was named a finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting. Her work has appeared in Business Insider, Foreign Policy, the Washington Examiner Magazine, and more.

Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN)

Rep. Tom Emmer is the crypto king of Congress

By: - September 21, 2022

WASHINGTON — As major cryptocurrencies nosedived over the summer and scores of Americans suffered huge losses, federal legislators and regulators faced mounting pressure to rein in the growing digital currency market.  Starting in the spring, the value of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other top cryptocurrencies cratered in value from last year’s all-time highs, wiping out $2 […]

General Mills boosts D.C. lobbying presence as Congress reviews food policy

By: - July 29, 2022

Editor’s note: This story is part of an occasional series looking at Minnesota companies’ lobbying presence in Washington. Previous editions have included 3M and Cargill.  WASHINGTON — The Minnesota-based food manufacturing giant best known for its sugary cereals and snacks is slowly expanding its lobbying operation in the nation’s capital as a Democratic-led Congress reviews […]

Rep. Betty McCollum, powerful in Washington, faces tough test at home

By: - May 13, 2022

Rep. Betty McCollum has reached the height of Washington influence, wielding control over some $700 billion each year as the top lawmaker on the subcommittee that sets the budget for the entire U.S. military. Closer to home in the east metro, however, McCollum faces a fierce challenge from a young woman of color hoping to […]