Dems Who Voted with GOP to Pass Massive Bank Giveaway Have Taken Nearly $19 Million From Wall Street

Thirty-Three House Democrats Voted for Massive Wall Street Giveaway That Strips Away Consumer and Market Protections Put in Place After the 2008 Economic Collapse


WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to an analysis by consumer watchdog organization Allied Progress, the thirty-three Democrats who joined Republicans yesterday in voting to pass the Senate’s enormous bank giveaway legislation (S.2155) which guts important consumer and market protections put in place following the 2008 economic collapse, have taken nearly $19,000,000 in campaign contributions from Wall Street special interests.

When push came to shove, these Democrats and the Republicans they voted with, took the side of big banks that are making record profits rather than hardworking Americans who are still putting the pieces back together after losing everything in the 2008 economic collapse,” said Karl Frisch, executive director of Allied Progress.

He continued, “Wall Street special interests showered these Democrats with nearly $19 million in campaign cash. If only the average consumers could write a check with that many zeros, maybe then these big bank giveaways would stop and lawmakers would feel compelled to do the right thing.”

The following Democrats supported the bank giveaway legislation yesterday:

  • Rep. Ami Bera (CA-07) – $430,615
  • Rep. Sanford Bishop (GA-02) – $295,150
  • Rep. Lisa Blunt-Rochester (DE-AL) – $63,535
  • Rep. Andre Carson (IN-07) – $144,400
  • Rep. Lou Correra (CA-46) – $10,000
  • Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) – $149,200
  • Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) – $327,580
  • Rep. Danny Davis (IL-07) – $159,200
  • Rep. John Delaney (MD-06) – $1,526,740
  • Rep. Bill Foster (IL-11) – $1,149,759
  • Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) – $56,150
  • Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) – $585,665
  • Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL-20) – $303,608
  • Rep. Jim Himes (CT-04) – $4,020,177
  • Rep. Ron Kind (WI-03) – $820,318
  • Rep. Ann Kuster (NH-02) – $565,268
  • Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) – $237,500
  • Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) – $17,550
  • Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) – $1,508,524
  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) – $64,265
  • Rep. Rick Nolan (MN-08) – $115,797
  • Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) – $30,503
  • Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) – $490,290
  • Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-07) – $479,390
  • Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04) – $806,448
  • Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10) – $126,950
  • Rep. David Scott (GA-13) – $1,457,909
  • Rep. Kurt Schrader (OR-05) – $203,400
  • Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) – $788,750
  • Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) – $1,498,274
  • Rep. Tom Suozzi (NY-03) – $66,800
  • Rep. Marc Veasy (TX-33) – $146,850
  • Rep. Filemon Vela (TX-34) – $128,835
  • TOTAL – $18,775,400

What You Need To Know: 

Democrats who voted in favor of the Republican bank deregulation bill have received at least $18,775,400 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests. [S 2155, House of Representatives Vote 216, 05/22/18] 

  • Rep. Ami Bera (CA-07) has received at least $430,615 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Ami Bera – California District 07, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Sanford Bishop (GA-02) has received at least $295,150 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Sanford Bishop – Georgia District 02, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Lisa Blunt-Rochester (DE-AL) has received at least $63,535 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout her career. [Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester – Delaware District 01, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Andre Carson (IN-07) has received at least $144,400 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Andre Carson – Indiana District 07, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Lou Correa (CA-46) has received at least $10,000 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Lou Correa – California District 46, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Jim Costa (CA-16) has received at least $149,200 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Jim Costa – California District 16, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28) has received at least $327,580 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Henry Cuellar – Texas District 28, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Danny Davis (IL-07) has received at least $159,200 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Danny K Davis – Illinois District 07, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. John Delaney (MD-06) has received at least $1,526,740 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. John K Delaney – Maryland District 06, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Bill Foster (IL-11) has received at least $1,149,759 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Bill Foster – Illinois District 11, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) has received at least $56,150 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Vicente Gonzalez – Texas District 15, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) has received at least $585,665 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Josh Gottheimer – New Jersey District 05, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL-20) has received at least $303,608 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Alcee L Hastings – Florida District 20, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Jim Himes (CT-04) has received at least $4,020,177 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Jim Himes – Connecticut District 04, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Ron Kind (WI-03) has received at least $820,318 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Ron Kind – Wisconsin District 03, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Ann Kuster (NH-02) has received at least $565,268 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout her career. [Rep. Ann Mclane Kuster – New Hampshire District 02, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) has received at least $237,500 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Rick Larsen – Washington District 02, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) has received at least $17,550 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Al Lawson – Florida District 05, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) has received at least $1,508,524 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney – New York District 18, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) has received at least $64,265 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout her career. [Rep. Stephanie Murphy – Florida District 07, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Rick Nolan (MN-08) has received at least $115,797 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Rick Nolan – Minnesota District 08, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) has received at least $30,503 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Tom O’Halleran – Arizona District 01, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Scott Peters (CA-52) has received at least $490,290 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Scott Peters – California District 52, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-07) has received at least $479,390 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Collin Peterson – Minnesota District 07, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Kathleen Rice (NY-04) has received at least $806,448 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Kathleen Rice – New York District 04, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Brad Schneider (IL-10) has received at least $126,950 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Brad Schneider – Illinois District 10, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. David Scott (GA-13) has received at least $1,457,909 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. David Scott – Georgia District 13, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Kurt Schrader (OR-05) has received at least $203,400 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career.[Rep. Kurt Schrader – Oregon District 05, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) has received at least $788,750 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout her career. [Rep. Terri A Sewell – Alabama District 07, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) has received at least $1,498,274 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout her career. [Rep. Kyrsten Sinema – Arizona District 09, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Tom Suozzi (NY-03) has received at least $66,800 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Tom Suozzi – New York District 03, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Marc Veasy (TX-33) has received at least $146,850 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Marc Veasey – Texas District 33, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]
  • Rep. Filemon Vela (TX-34) has received at least $128,835 in campaign contributions from big banks and other Wall Street special interests throughout his career. [Rep. Filemon Vela – Texas District 34, OpenSecrets.org, accessed 05/23/18]

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