Dimon Before Congress Is Campaign Donor Meeting Beneficiaries

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Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington on June 19, 2012.

JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon is familiar enough with the ways of Washington, D.C., that he’s made campaign donations to dozens of members of Congress — including some questioning him in committee hearings today and last week.

Spencer Bachus, the Alabama Republican chairman of the Financial Services Committee who led today’s hearing, received $2,000 from Dimon in March 2007, Federal Election Commission records show.

Dimon also has donated to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, a South Dakota Democrat who led last week’s hearing, and Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama, who’s the committee’s top-ranking Republican. Dimon donated to Johnson in 2002 and 2008, when he was seeking re-election. He donated to Shelby in 2003 and 2007.

Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican who also sits on the Banking Committee, got $2,000 in May 2011. Corker is favored to win re-election this year.

Dimon has also donated to Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and his partisan counterpart, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Dimon gave at least $155,000 to federal candidates and committees in the past three election cycles, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.

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