Lawmakers Overseeing Gulf Spill Firms Held Oil, Gas Stock

"Nearly 30 members of the congressional committees overseeing oil and gas companies held personal assets in the industry totaling $9 million to $14.5 million late last year. That included at least $400,000 in the three companies at the heart of the Gulf of Mexico oil-drilling disaster, according to a Washington Post analysis of financial disclosure forms released Wednesday. "

Paul Kane and Karen Yourish report for the Washington Post June 17, 2010.

Source: Wash Post, 06/18/2010