Cynthia McKinney on The Economy

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Voting Record

Bankruptcy Reform

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 completely redefined bankruptcy in the United States. The bill made it much more for people to walk away from unsecured debt, such as credit cards, and permitted the court to award some compensation to creditors in the event that a bankruptcy was awarded. The bill got moderate bipartisan support and passed 302-126. Cynthia McKinney voted against the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005.

Cynthia McKinney voted against the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005.

Sarbanes-Oxley

In response to Enron and other accounting scandals, Congress passed a bill which imposed a number of book-keeping and accounting regulations on several industries. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 The bill received moderate bi-partisan support in the House and passed in a 334-90 vote. Cynthia McKinney voted against Sarbanes-Oxley.

Cynthia McKinney voted against Sarbanes-Oxley.

Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999

Also known as GRAMM-LEACH-BLILEY ACT, this legislation ended the Glass-Stegall rule that separated banking institutions from investment institutions. Cynthia McKinney voted against the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999.

Cynthia McKinney voted against the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

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