Gambling With Main Street

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By Bartlett Naylor, Public Citizen Bludgeoned by the financial crash of 2008, ten years later, Americans still understand the importance of strong Wall Street rules. Yet, the U.S. Senate is expected to soon vote on a major bill –S. 2155–that disturbingly rolls back financial protections put in...
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The Constitutionality of an Independent CFPB – What the Second Circuit Said

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By Jim Lardner, Americans for Financial Reform On January 31, a federal appellate court upheld the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) as an independent regulatory agency with a director who can be dismissed only for “inefficiency, neglect of duty, or...
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Science Alert to EPA Chief Pruitt: Pollution Kills People

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By Kathleen Rest, Union of Concerned Scientists President Trump’s chief of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, has been hard at work undermining some of our nation’s most important public health safeguards in the guise of “reform.” His talking points omit the fact that...
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