A Letter to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
Public Campaign and Common Cause sent a joint letter today to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, urging them to examine the influence of big campaign contributions from the financial industry and weakened regulatory oversight."We strongly urge the financial sector representatives to answer the question, 'what role did campaign contributions play in your attempts to influence Congressional action on financial issues?' "It is also incumbent upon your commission to invite expert testimony on the role of money in the political process and the impact it has on policy decisions. We are willing to provide this testimony or recommend others who would be able to speak to the issue."Click here to read the full letter.