Congress' hearings on campaign finance could focus even more attention on the people involved, from well-heeled donors to executives of far-flung business empires to lawmakers themselves. Here are some of the players in the saga:Individuals: A - G | H - R | S - Z
House Government Reform and Oversight Committee
Senate Governmental Affairs Committee -- Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) leads the committee that is looking into campaign finance abuses. In March, the Senate voted 99-0 to authorize "an investigation of illegal or improper activities in connection with 1996 Federal election campaigns." The committee's other members include Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah), Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), Sen. Max Cleland (D-Ga.), Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M), Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio),Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), Sen. Don Nickles (R-Okla.), Sen. Bob Smith (R-N.H.), Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) and Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-N.J.).
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