Wall Street Receipts

Pro-TARP, Anti-Reform Legislators Outpace Colleagues in Financial Services Contributions

Members of Congress who voted Wall Street’s way on the two most important financial services bills over the past two sessions of Congress—the 2008 TARP bailout and the 2010 financial reform bill—have received more in campaign contributions from the financial sector in the last two election cycles than those who opposed Wall Street on either or both measures, according to Public Citizen’s analysis of voting records and of contribution data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics (www.opensecrets.org).