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Emigrant's Allies

Howard Milstein Howard Milstein

The chief executive of Emigrant and his family members have collectively donated more than $10,000 to four lawmakers helping to push a bill that would benefit only his bank. (Image: Bloomberg News)

Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y. Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y.

In March, Grimm - the author of the bill to help Emigrant -- received $2,500 from Milstein and his wife, Abby, according to campaign-finance records

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y.

McCarthy, a bill co-sponsor, has received $4,000 in the past year in campaign contributions from the Milsteins and their son, Michael.

Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y. Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y.

Meeks, another co-sponsor, received $3,000 in contributions from Milstein and his wife in 2011. (Image: Bloomberg News)

Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y.

Maloney, a senior Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, received $2,000 in contributions from Milstein last year. (Image: Bloomberg News)

Several lawmakers pushing a bill that would assist only one institution - Emigrant Bank of New York - have received campaign contributions from its top executive, Howard Milstein.