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Lawmakers' investments and oversight roles overlap

POSTED: 11:56 AM ET, 06/14/2010 by Jennifer Jenkins

Lawmakers' committee assignments and industry investments overlap
In both houses of Congress, a host of other committee chairmen and ranking members have reported that they have millions invested in business sectors that their panels oversee, according to a Post analysis of financial disclosure records through 2008, committee assignments and lawmaker investments by industry.

The disclosure reports covering 2009 will be made public in the coming days. But because lawmakers still use a pen-and-paper method of reporting, it will be months before the information is entered into a database by the Center for Responsive Politics and then made available for analysis by The Post.

While many lawmakers have no investments in sectors under their oversight, some congressional committees had notably high concentrations of such holdings, The Post's analysis shows.

Interactive graphic: Congressional stock holdings
Related story: Disclosure rules for Congress are permissive, confusing

By Jennifer Jenkins |  June 14, 2010; 11:56 AM ET Post Investigations
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