Banks Cook Books to Promote Wrong Choice Act, Attack CFPB

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By Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG Today the House Financial Services Committee is considering (marking-up or voting on)  the so-called Financial Choice Act, which we call a Wrong Choice or a Cruel Choice, to repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 and leave the...
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100 Days Later: Net Neutrality and Resistance

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By Craig Aaron, Free Press Saturday marked the end of the first 100 days of the Trump administration. Shortly after Donald Trump was elected, I wrote about how Free Press would approach this era: “This isn’t a time to tinker around the edges. There is no compromise or engagement strategy...
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From Soup to Nuts: Science-Based Recommendations for FDA’s “Healthy” Label

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By Sarah Reinhardt, Union of Concerned Scientists If you wanted to offer your two cents on how the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines “healthy” food, you’ll have to keep those pennies in your pocket for now. The public comment period closed on April 26, and the people—more than...
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How Has the CFPB Helped Consumers?

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By U.S. PIRG The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has helped consumers reclaim billions of dollars lost through unfair financial practices. As of the end of 2016, the CFPB had returned more than $11.8 billion to 29 million customers. Some recent 2017 examples of the CFPB’s work protecting...
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Anything But Moderate: The Senate Regulatory Accountability Act of 2017

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform Today, Center for Progressive Reform Member Scholars and staff are releasing a comprehensive analysis of the Senate Regulatory Accountability of 2017 (S. 951), which Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) introduced last week. Our...
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Another Wall Street Bonus

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By Bartlett Naylor, Public Citizen Thousands of bankers made millions of dollars causing the 2008 Wall Street crash, which cost millions of Americans their jobs, homes and savings. Then, in the aftermath, thousands of bankers made millions more scavenging the victims. These sad facts are lost...
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Please Stand Up If You Support Financial Deregulation

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By Joe Valenti, Center for American Progress The first 100 days of the Trump administration have had no shortage of broken promises to American workers and families. But the president’s troubling promise “to do ‘a big number’” on Dodd-Frank—the financial reform law passed in 2010—may actually...
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