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 President Obama's desk. Lawmakers hoping to stop final consideration received 35 percent more from commercial bank interests than those looking for a final vote.
The 38 Senators voting against final consideration took in an average of $103,266 from Commercial banks & bank holding companies. Sen. Russ Feingold, the only Democrat to vote against passage, only took in $24,050 from this interest group bringing down the average. Feingold voted against the measure because it was not restrictive enough on the banking industry.
The 60 Senators voting in favor of final consideration took in an average of $76,759 from Commercial banks & bank holding companies.
Sen. Mike Crapo did not vote on the measure and there is one vacancy in the Senate due to the passing of Sen. Robert Byrd.
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