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Who Signed TARP Into Law?

August 11, 2010 | Last updated: July 31, 2020

Most Americans don’t know or get it wrong.

TARP

Nearly half of Americans say the Troubled Asset Relief Program — the bank bailout — passed under President Obama. A further 19 percent say they do not know whether Obama or his predecessor signed the bill. Of course, TARP passed through a Democratic Congress and President George W. Bush signed it into law.

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