The financial services industry is spending more than $1 million a day fighting reforms in Congress, using a revolving door of former lawmakers, congressional aides and government officials. We name names and pull their activities out of the shadows.
Read our investigative report »
Now that the Senate is beginning floor debate on a financial reform bill, the push is on to make the bill stronger, identify the obstructionists and rebut the arguments against robust reform. We are tracking the Senate debate with reporting, commentary and research from our blog team and other progressive media sources.
Forty-one senators blocked debate on a financial reform bill April 26. Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson joined 40 Republicans in voting to obstruct forward movement on changes that would prevent a recurrence of the conditions that led to the current recession and an unprecedented Wall Street bailout. We are identifying those who are standing in the way of reform and debunking their arguments.