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.