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Intelligence Companies Contribute Heavily to Lawmakers Extending War Funding
Owen Poindexter | July 29, 2010
July 29, 2010 - Representatives voting for additional funding for the war received nearly twice as much from companies steeped in intelligence contracts as those voting against the measure.
TARP Produces a Return on Investment for Contributing Firms
Chad Outler | July 28, 2010
July 28, 2010 - A report released today has determined that 17 companies that received TARP funds distributed "ill advised" bonuses totaling some $1.6 Billion. Combining reported contributions by company PACs and employees, recipients of the "ill advised" funds have seen $75 in bonus cash for every $1 of campaign contributions.
The Storm Before the CFPB Nomination
Owen Poindexter | July 27, 2010
July 26, 2010 - Though Elizabeth Warren has not even been nominated to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency created by the financial overhaul recently signed into law, the mere possibility has sparked action from legislators and organizations on both sides of the political spectrum.
Unemployment Benefits Bill Heads to President
Jeffrey ErnstFriedman |
July 22, 2010 - Labor unions in support of the measure gave 12 times as much on average to House members voting 'yes' ($22,720) compared to members voting 'no' ($1,837).
Contributions Benefit Members Voting in Favor of Unemployment Benefits Extension
Chad Outler |
July 20, 2010 - The unemployment benefits extension bill (HR 4213) heads back to the House after obtaining enough votes to break a Republican blockade of the measure. The 60-40 vote was largely split along party lines. Interest groups in favor of passage gave Senators who voted for the bill an average of $268,593 compared to just $62,815 going to Senators who voted against passage.
Contributions by Vote for Financial Reform
Jeffrey ErnstFriedman |
July 15, 2010 - The Senate allowed for final consideration on the financial overhaul bill (HR 4173) early Thursday allowing for the measure to be sent to the president's desk. Lawmakers hoping to stop final consideration received 35 percent more from commercial bank interests than those looking for a final vote.
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