Usually, it’s only the U.S. Senate that has the privilege of choosing which Cabinet nominees will be confirmed. This year, however, the U.S. House of Representatives could also have played a role in the confirmation of one Cabinet nominee. That’s because, this year, one of
The mindset of the politicians who voted for H.R. 3340 yesterday was revealed in comments by the bill’s author, Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling, who said that “Americans have come to loathe” the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Office of Financial Research. Really? Do YOU know anyone with special loathing for these regulatory offices?
As this list shows, corruption is somewhat bipartisan, in case of the influence of United Technologies Corporation. In the current election cycle, however, the United Technologies PAC is giving two thirds of its money to Republican candidates, and just one third of its money to Democratic candidates.