When Senators Vote For the Big Banks, We Will Name Them. Here Are Twelve of Them.

Richard Eskow

The Senate Budget Committee nearly voted to break up Wall Street’s biggest banks. But four Democrats helped pro-Wall Street Republicans kill an amendment from Bernie Sanders that would “require the divestment of any financial institution the failure of which would pose a systemic risk to the economy.”

Republican Senator Jim Bunning, on the other hand, crossed the aisle to vote for the bill along with nine Democrats.

The four Democrats who helped rescue the big banks were Kent Conrad, Mark Begich, Mark Warner, and Bill Nelson. If you live in North Dakota, Alaska, Virginia, or Florida, you might want to let your Senator know how you feel about what they just did. And here’s a promise: When Senators like these serve their banking masters at their nation’s expense, we intend to let you know about it.

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