US Justice Department Sues the Credit Card Companies

Chad Outler | October 04, 2010

Oct. 4, 2010 - According to the Washington Post on Monday, the United States Justice Department is on the verge of suing three major credit card companies for alleged anti-trust violations. Visa, Mastercard and American Express are all named in the article, which describes the purpose of the suit as a dispute over how the credit card issuers interact with retailers.

Visa gave contributions totaling more than $400,000. Mastercard made contributions nearing $600,000. American Express was by far the most generous, making contributions that amount to more than $2,000,000. Figures based on contribution data from the 2002 election cycle through June 3, 2010 to lawmakers serving in the 109th, 110th and 11th congresses

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Monetary and non-monetary contributions to candidate campaign committees of legislators serving in the 109th, 110th and 111th congresses. Contribution data represents contributions to members of Congress for election cycles 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010. Contributions data provided by the Center for Responsive Politics.