While websurfing found this article. Make sure to go to Maplight below. They show who backed what bills and who gave the Senator or Congressperson money for their campaigns.
The turmoil on Wall Street is fueling political attacks, but so far it’s done nothing to help consumers with credit problems. A bill that could help has stalled in Congress and ABC7 takes at look at a local organization that is tracking that bill and the money behind it.
The bill is the Credit Card Holder’s Bill of Rights. It would prevent credit card companies from doing things like jacking up interest rates retroactively. Maplight.org is a non-profit organization that tracks congressional legislation. They also track political contributions.
In a converted two-bedroom apartment in Berkeley, Maplight.org is following the money.
Some of the interesting finds
|Attorneys & law firms||$21,111,908|
|Schools & colleges||$6,900,164|
|Security brokers & investment companies||$5,063,939|
|Civil servant/public employee||$2,881,575|
|Book, newspaper & periodical publishing||$2,595,116|
|Attorneys & law firms||$224,150|
|Building trades unions||$125,000|
|Lobbyists & Public Relations||$111,650|
|Commercial banks & bank holding companies||$82,100|
|Real Estate developers & subdividers||$75,700|
|Security brokers & investment companies||$75,150|
|Mortgage bankers and brokers||$60,600|
|Defense electronic contractors||$401,200|
|Lobbyists & Public Relations||$255,650|
|Attorneys & law firms||$194,990|
|Defense aerospace contractors||$124,400|
|Data processing & computer services||$123,150|
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