Rep. Meeks

Rep. Gregory Meeks

Rep. Gregory Meeks


D-N.Y.


Top financial industry donor: Credit Union National Association

  • Held a 2012 birthday fundraiser at the Wall Street Capital Grille, top ticket price $2,500. Previous fundraisers hosted by lobbyists for payday, card, mortgage insurance, ICBA and credit unions.
  • Defended a 2009 bill to loosen regulation of payday lenders by saying it provides options to people who in earlier times "would come back without a limb" for failing to repay.
  • Spoke at a conference in July where he defended high cost payday lenders as serving low-income people.
  • Industry contributions over career $2,432,979