The Senate committee investigating fund-raising irregularities in last year's election campaigns issued new subpoenas to 10 banks last week.
Named in the subpoenas were Bank of America, Grand National Bank, United National Bank, and Western National Bank-all of California. Also included were two Washington, D.C., banks, Lippo Bank and Riggs National Bank; and three Virginia banks, Crestar Bank, First Union National Bank, and Signet Bank. Barnett Banks Inc. of Florida also was named.
Most of the subpoenas requested information on Democratic National Committee contributors whose donations were returned.
Signet and Barnett, however, were asked to provide information about donations to the Republican Party made by entities connected to a Florida development company.
The subpoenas were among 43 approved by the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee on Thursday.
On April 16, the panel subpoenaed 11 other banks and thrifts.
The committee, headed by Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., also issued new subpoenas to the AFL-CIO, a Democratic activist, 23 members of a Los Angeles Buddhist temple, and eight others associated with the Florida development company.