Yesterday in an interview with CBS News, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) insisted that “John McCain will reform the way Wall Street does business.” However, she was unable to name a single example of McCain pushing for more regulation in the past 26 years. Today, the Hill reports that McCain “has not introduced any banking or housing bills in the 110th Congress, while Democratic rival Barack Obama has proposed five”:
McCain is the lead sponsor of 38 pieces of legislation during the 110th Congress, none of which have been referred to the Banking panel, according to a review of Thomas, a congressional website. Obama has introduced 130 measures during this Congress. Four of Obama’s standalone bills fall within the Banking Committee’s jurisdiction.