In other words, protecting the OCC and the big banks can be laid at the feet of both the Republicans on the committee AND the seven Democrats who voted with the GOP. These members are Mel Watt, Gwen Moore, Ed Perlmutter, Joe Donnolly, Jim Himes, John Carney, and Gary Peters. Four of those members are in the New
But now they, as well as the Republicans, are on the record supporting the bank-friendly OCC. And four of them, Donnolly, Himes, Peters, and Carney, as well as most Republicans on the committee, are on record supporting the Federal Reserve’s right to print money to fund itself. The person they were protecting, in the vote for the OCC, was this woman, Julie Williams.