Investigate the Chris Dodd Bailout

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Yesterday Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.) became the first member of Congress to call for an investigation into the relationship between Sen. Chris Dodd’s (D-Conn.) $300 billion bailout of Wall Street lenders like Countrywide Financial, and the below-market rate loans Dodd received from Countrywide.

Hensarling may be the first member of Congress to step up efforts to protect taxpayers from this egregious bailout, but there are already plenty of non-partisan voices calling for an investigation including: