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While there is significant study concerning the source of money in Congressional campaigns, comparatively little is geared towards demonstrating the link between Congress’s decision-making and the interests of the donors. By examining individual statements made during the Congressional “Supercommittee” meetings and the overall voting behavior of the Congress during specific debates, this paper finds that the link between donors’ interests and members’ votes are varyingly correlated due to other factors, but in general the link is more tenuous than is popularly believed.
Higdon, Joe Hollis, "Congress and its Other Budget Problem: An Examination of the Effect of Campaign Contributions on Congress' Decision-Making" (2013). Honors Theses. 2349.