We Oppose Latest Effort to Weaken CFPB, Other Bank Regulators

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG Today, the House Financial Services Committee holds its latest cattle-call markup of a package of industry-backed bills designed to weaken consumer, taxpayer, depositor and investor protections. The PIRG-backed Americans for Financial Reform sent up a letter...
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Senate Republicans Flip-Flop on the White House and Independent Agencies

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform Yesterday, the Republican members of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (HSGAC)—the Senate committee with primary oversight jurisdiction over the regulatory system—published a report detailing their shock and dismay over...
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As Communities Suffer, Coal Ash Safeguards Under Attack

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By Mary Anne Hitt, Sierra Club “When I learned about one of the Environmental Protection Agency’s coal ash waste risk assessments stating that living near a wet coal ash pond was significantly more dangerous than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, my heart just dropped. It is incomprehensible...
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A Good Chemical Safety Law Depends on Us

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By Celia Wexler, Union of Concerned Scientists It has been three years since the Senate first considered a bipartisan effort to reform the very flawed Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Last year, both the House and Senate approved bills to improve TSCA. Neither bill was satisfactory. Both...
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20 Groups Call on FTC to Protect Consumers and Prohibit the Sale of Certified Used Cars with Unrepaired Safety Recalls

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By Dierdre Cummings, U.S. PIRG U.S. PIRG joined more than 20 consumer organizations in calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to prohibit the practice of selling “certified” used cars with unrepaired safety recalls. The formal comments were in response to the FTC’s proposed...
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