“The political influence of the financial industry can be a source of systemic risk,” is the thrust of an IMF... View ArticleContinue reading
Financial reform lobbyists host fundraisers for senators
Since the beginning of 2010 through April, at least ten senators who sit on the Banking and Agriculture Committees are listed as beneficiaries of fundraisers hosted by lobbyists who have pressed Congress on financial reform issues. Both committees have recently worked on a bill to overhaul the financial regulatory system, which will likely be debated on the Senate floor next week.
According to Sunlight Foundation’s Party Time database, the fundraisers ranged from a “pre-St.Patrick’s Day” reception for Banking Committee member Jon Tester, D-Mont., on March 16 that asked for $100 to $1,000 in contributions, to a ...Continue reading
This Week in Transparency – July 2, 2009
Here are a few of the more interesting media mentions of Sunlight and our friends and allies from the week:... View ArticleContinue reading
Bank Employees Stop Giving to Campaigns?
Here’s a man bites dog story. The Washington Independent has reported that banker employees have turned off the cash spigot... View ArticleContinue reading