An investigation by the New York Times revealed that H.R. 992 was written by big bank lobbyists: 70 of the 85 lines in H.R. 992 were written by lobbyists for CitiGroup. As it so happens, Jim Himes has received more money from CitiGroup than any other member of Congress. In fact, the only politicians who received more money from CitiGroup in the 2012 election cycle were Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. 7 of the top 10 interests funding Jim Himes’ campaign committee and leadership PAC were financial services institutions.
The Congressman who co-sponsored and aggressively campaigned for a bill written by big bank lobbyists is completely dependent on those same banks to get reelected. Jim Himes also sits on the House Financial Services committee, and is the fundraiser-in-chief for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). He’s supposed to regulate the financial sector, and instead he’s letting their lobbyists write our laws. It’s flagrantly corrupt, and astonishingly legal.”