Democracy Now: Report: Lawmakers Tied to Hundreds of Millions in Firms with Business Before Congress


New figures show 130 members of Congress have financial ties to hundreds of millions of dollars in stock in companies lobbying on measures that came before their committees. According to the Washington Post and Open Secrets, the lawmakers traded up to $218 million in 323 companies registered to lobby on bills that came before Congress.

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~ by wheresthemic on June 27, 2012.

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