Kathy Kraninger’s Nomination to be CFPB Director Raises Disturbing Red Flags

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By Craig Sandler, Public Citizen Over the weekend, President Trump nominated Kathy Kraninger, currently an associate director at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to be the permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau). Until now, the Acting Director...
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At Small Business Hearing, CPR’s Ristino Will Connect the Dots between Strong Safeguards and Strong Small Farms

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By James Goodwin, Center for Progressive Reform This morning, CPR Member Scholar and Vermont Law School Professor Laurie Ristino will testify at a hearing before the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Energy, and Trade of the House Small Business Committee. The majority’s not-so-subtle...
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A Hard-Won Victory on CEO Pay

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By Jim Lardner, Americans for Financial Reform Runaway CEO pay at Wall Street banks was one of the driving forces behind the financial crisis of 2008-09. Pay packages “too often rewarded the quick deal [and] the short-term gain—without proper consideration of long-term consequences,” ...
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EPA Says It Won’t Protect Americans From Chemical Spills

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By the Natural Resources Defense Council In 2014, more than 10,000 gallons of a coal-cleaning chemical leaked into the Elk River in Charleston, West Virginia, leaving more than 300,000 residents without clean tap water for a week—and eventually resulting in a court settlement that ordered the...
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Could Your State Require Solar Panels on Homes?

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By Bret Fanshaw, Environment America Today is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year in Earth’s Northern Hemisphere. It’s a day to remind ourselves that beyond those few extra minutes of brilliant light, the sun’s rays hold a virtually limitless stream of clean, renewable energy. If...
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