"An activist wrote this for click-bait headlines. Congressman Scott has been pushing for federal regulation of short-term lending to curb abusive practices. Lots of working people fall short of funds before the end of the month. Falling short of cash could mean car repossession, eviction or legal problems. How can they bridge that gap without being gouged? Congressman Scott has been trying to address these problems in a serious way. Underbanked people need help, not a headline."
It’s commonplace in Washington for lawmakers to receive campaign contributions from the industries they help oversee in their committee assignments. Interests that are particularly lucrative, such as the financial services industry, can be particularly generous when it comes to sending money to their congressional overseers.
Here's a look at what the industries overseen by the House Financial Services Committee gave to members of the panel during the last election cycle. Open Secrets, the Center for Responsive Politics' website for tracking contributions, also has nifty industry-by-industry breakdowns by lawmaker.