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ORIGINAL: By Mansur Gidfar for Represent.Us. This vlog is also available in article form on the Represent.Us blog for those of you who prefer to read your outrageous political news.

DISCLOSURE: Mansur is a part-time contributing curator at Upworthy, and his new full-time gig is for these guys. So I'm writing this up and getting it fact-checked separately for that whole transparency and honesty thing. I'm zany like that.

SOURCES: The bill referenced in this video is called H.R. 992 — the Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act. You can find out how your representative voted on 992 here. You can find New York Times reports on how Citigroup literally wrote its own bill here and here. You can see how Wall Street dumps money into your member of Congress' campaign coffers here and gape openly at the incredible amounts of money Wall Street spends on lobbying every year here. You can read more about House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling's ski vacation with Wall Street (yes, that's a thing that actually happened) here.
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