Lawmakers Oppose Forcing Wall Street Riders Onto Year-End Spending Bill

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By Alexis Goldstein, Americans for Financial Reform As the end of the year approaches, Wall Street lobbyists have been putting the “pedal to the metal,” trying to ensure that there are some holiday gifts for them wrapped up in the year-end spending bill. Just as they did last year, Wall...
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At Senate Hearing, CPR’s Vechick Provides Sole Voice of Reason on Flawed ‘Regulatory Budgeting’ Proposal

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform This morning, CPR President and Loyola University, New Orleans, Law Professor Robert R.M. Verchick testifies at a hearing convened by the Senate Budget Committee to examine a dangerous regulatory policy proposal known as “regulatory budgeting.” As...
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Elizabeth Warren Blasts Policy Riders in the Spending Bill

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By David Rosen, Public Citizen On Wednesday, Dec. 2, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) delivered a barn burner of a speech attacking poison pill policy riders attached to the fiscal year 2016 spending bill. Corporate lobbyists and their Republican allies in Congress are trying to sneak...
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