- Congressmen Who Voted for 2008 Bailout and Against Financial Reform Got Big Contributions from Wall Street!
In 2010, Wall Street spent $251 million fighting financial reform, according to the Center for Responsive Politics (www.opensecrets.org). According to Public Citizen’s analysis, Congressmen who voted with Wall Street on both the bailout and against financial reform received nearly triple the campaign money of those who did not. (Public Citizen used data from 2007 through July 2010).
Here are some Congressmen who received the most from Wall Street, as of 2010. Many are no longer in Congress: