MapLight research on the influence of money and politics.
Owen Poindexter | July 29, 2010
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.
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.
Pamela Behrsin | July 22, 2010
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).
Chad Outler | July 21, 2010
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.
Jeffrey ErnstFriedman | July 15, 2010
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.