Senator Wyden Receives 100% Rating for Taking on Wall Street, Standing Up for Consumers
When it comes to fighting Wall Street excesses and reforming the dangerous, illegal practices that brought down our economy, Senator Ron Wyden is being recognized for standing up 100% of the time.
Yesterday, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group released a scorecard on which U.S. Senators are working hardest to reform Wall Street. Senator Wyden was at the top of the list, siding with regular Americans and Main Street 100% of the time over big banks and Wall Street.
"The Senate spent weeks taking critical votes on whether to improve the bill for Main Street, or, at the behest of powerful Wall Street lobbyists, to eviscerate reforms," noted Ed Mierzwinski, who heads the Consumer Program for the U.S. PIRG.
Senator Wyden has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to reining in Wall Street, even if it means bucking his own party. Under both a Democratic and a Republican President, he twice voted against the massive, $700 billion bailout to corporate America and big Wall Street banks. And he continues to fight to reform our broken financial institutions and create good jobs here at home every day he serves the people of Oregon in the Senate.