Montana's Congressman, Denny Rehberg, issued the following statement after his vote today to recoup 90 percent of the $165 million in bonuses paid to AIG executives. AIG took taxpayer dollars as part of a more-than hundred billion dollar bailout, which Rehberg opposed.
"I didn't support the AIG bailout in the first place, so taking back at least some of that tax money is a good first step toward fixing the problem. Montanans are getting a good look under the hood of Washington, D.C. and understandably they aren't happy with what they see. But if we're going to start taking money back, let's get it all back."
Congressman Rehberg has opposed all taxpayer bailouts under both the Bush and Obama Administrations.