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Financial Bailout Bill Friday, October 3, House Vote

Pamela Behrsin | October 07, 2008

Oct. 7, 2008 - MAPLight.org's research department revealed that each House member voting 'Yes' on the Financial Bailout received, on average, 41% more money, or $213,766, from Banks and Securities Firms than those voting 'No, $152,125.

For a full analysis and listing of how each legislator voted visit: http://www.maplight.org/map/us/bill/12867/N7DgM9/votes/vote-352731.

Methodology:

MAPLight.org's analysis used data from the Center for Responsive Politics (OpenSecrets.org) and included campaign funds given from January 2003 through August 2008 by these industries: banks (including commercial banks, savings & loans, and investment banks), credit unions, finance companies, stock exchanges, venture capital and private equity firms, hedge funds, and securities and commodities brokers and firms. Data includes both PAC and individual contributions. We used Congressional voting records from the U.S. House website, via GovTrack.us.

Monday's September 30, House Vote:

MAPLight.org's research department revealed that House members voting 'Yes' on the Financial Bailout received 54% more money from Banks and Securities Firms than those voting 'No.' For a full analysis and a listing of how each legislator voted visit: http://maplight.org/node/43109.

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