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July 30, 2014

Lobbying and Contributions by High Frequency Traders

The political contributions and lobbying expenditures of 48 high frequency trading companies have soared from 2008 to 2012. Political contributions jumped from $2.1 million to $16.1 million. Lobbying expenditures went from $1.4 million to $2.7 million.

Since 2008 political contributions from these 48 companies and their employees totaled $21 million, and lobbying expenditures totaled $10 million. The largest jump came between 2009 and 2010 when the early drafts of what would become the Dodd-Frank reforms and the Consumer Protection Act were discussed.

The findings came in a new press release and report by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.

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