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  1. Press: Consumer agency condemns abuses in loan forgiveness program
    The government’s consumer watchdog is adding its voice to a growing chorus of warnings about problems with a federal program that permits people who take public service jobs to have their student loans forgiven after… | Jun 22, 2017
  2. Press: Trump wants to hide your complaints about Wall Street
    The U.S. Department of the Treasury formally recommended that Congress and the White House stop public access to a database that collects consumer complaints about financial companies, tracks responses, and records whether consumers end up satisfied. The Treasury… | Jun 15, 2017
  3. Press: Trump Administration says financial watchdog agency should be defanged
    The Trump administration called for the neutering of many of the central provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act as it offered its most detailed plans to date for the unraveling of the financial regulations put in… | Jun 13, 2017
  4. Press: How House bill would dismantle Dodd-Frank reforms
    The House of Representatives is preparing to vote on Thursday on a bill intended to make sweeping changes to the financial regulatory system. Here are some of the most significant changes in the nearly 600-page… | Jun 08, 2017
  5. Press: The CHOICE Act Is the Wrong Choice for the U.S. Economy
    The bill being considered by the House, the Financial CHOICE Act, would eviscerate these safeguards, putting the U.S. economy and taxpayers in the same perilous position as prior to the financial crisis. | Jun 06, 2017
  6. Press: Court weighs whether Trump can say “You’re fired!” to consumer watchdog
    In a packed courtroom at the U.S. District Court of Appeals, the 11 judges peppered the attorneys for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and mortgage lender PHH Corporation, which is challenging the regulator, about the bureau’s powers… | May 25, 2017
  7. Press: Banks, making record piles of cash, plead for regulatory relief
    After voting to radically overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, House Republicans will vote in coming weeks on rolling back financial reforms put in place to prevent big banks from once again driving the world to… | May 18, 2017
  8. Press: Push to kill prepaid card protections
    Major consumer protections slated to take effect next spring for users of prepaid credit cards would go away if a push succeeds to have Congress kill the safeguards before a deadline early next month. Scripps… | Apr 27, 2017
  9. Press: GOP bid to gut Dodd-Frank renews debate over breaking up banks
    The roll-out of legislation this week that would rip up much of the Dodd-Frank Act marks a pivotal moment for Republicans’ efforts to overhaul post-crisis financial rules. It’s also an opportunity for Democrats to push… | Apr 26, 2017
  10. Press: Don’t let Congress block protections for prepaid card users
    Here are some specifics of the CFPB's prepaid card rules that, if not overturned, will go into effect in October: ●Unauthorized charges are limited to just $50. ●Financial institutions must investigate unauthorized or fraudulent charges.… | Apr 24, 2017
  11. Press: The Bureau of resistance
    The independent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) emerged as a part of Dodd-Frank, the sweeping financial-regulation legislation passed in 2010 that Trump has repeatedly promised to dismantle. It doesn’t seem likely to slow down in… | Apr 19, 2017
  12. Press: Student debt giant Navient to borrowers: You’re on your own
    Over the past several years, Jack Remondi, chief executive of student loan giant Navient Corp., has gone out of his way to tout the company’s devotion to helping Americans cope with student debt. But in… | Apr 03, 2017
  13. Press: Mr. Trump goes after Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    The arguments against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its director are weak. But the political forces aligned against them are not. | Mar 22, 2017
  14. Press: Trump Administration files motion aimed at controlling CFPB
    The Trump administration has gone to court to try to bring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under its control. The bureau is an executive branch entity, but the president doesn't have direct control over the… | Mar 21, 2017
  15. Press: Trump administration argues CFPB structure is unconstitutional
    The Trump administration just made a clean break from its predecessor, filing a brief with a federal appeals court in Washington arguing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional as currently structured. | Mar 19, 2017
  16. Press: Your wallet will suffer if this agency is gutted
    Most every American who has a credit card or mortgage or bank account or personal or student loan, or who cares about their credit rating, has benefited in some way from the Consumer Financial Protection… | Mar 16, 2017
  17. Press: ‘Pension advance’ company is unmasked
    It was an unusual lawsuit. A mysterious business, identifying itself only as “John Doe Company” and “organized under the laws of the State of California,” sued the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in January to keep… | Mar 15, 2017
  18. Press: Consumer protection progress at risk
    Consumers have seen some major improvements in consumer protections, particularly in the past year. Many of those gains have been made by government agencies that have passed rules to help protect our privacy online, our… | Mar 14, 2017
  19. Press: Consumer protections at risk
    Washington, DC—To mark National Consumer Protection Week, Consumer Action reports on the real progress that has been made on behalf of American consumers by a variety of government agencies. In Consumer Action’s newsletter, Consumer… | Mar 08, 2017
  20. Press: Preemptive defense mounts for consumer watchdog director
    In a preemptive move, Democrats, consumer groups and civil rights leaders have been mobilizing to defend the head of the federal consumer watchdog agency should President Trump try to fire him. | Feb 28, 2017
  21. Press: CFPB, Cordray, win second chance to avoid a trump firing
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and embattled director Richard Cordray won a second chance to defend his independence from the political pressure of being fired at any time for any, or no, reason by President… | Feb 17, 2017
  22. Press: Republican senators start attack on U.S. consumer financial watchdog
    Republicans lawmakers are starting to put in motion plans to destroy or defang the U.S. agency intended to protect individuals from financial fraud. The agency focuses on financial products such as mortgages and student loans. | Feb 15, 2017
  23. Press: Here’s how Trump could dismantle Wall Street reform
    For years, Wall Street has complained that restrictions placed on the industry after the financial crisis went too far and were too costly. Those concerns didn’t generate much sympathy — until now. President Trump has… | Feb 12, 2017
  24. Press: Realty firms pay millions in fines for steering business to collaborators
    In landmark settlements with one of the country’s largest retail mortgage lenders along with two real estate brokerages and a home-loan servicing company, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleged that they participated in illegal referral… | Feb 08, 2017
  25. Press: Company accused of scamming 9/11 heroes out of millions
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the New York Attorney General filed a lawsuit against RD Legal Funding on Tuesday, alleging that it used deceptive tactics to get 9/11 responders to enter into costly advances… | Feb 08, 2017
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