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  1. Press: Congreso de EEUU se dispone a desmantelar normas financieras
    El Congreso se está apresurando a desmantelar las regulaciones bancarias adoptadas para evitar que vuelva a ocurrir una crisis financiera como la del 2008, que eliminó millones de trabajos y desató...   | May 22, 2018
  2. Press: Why the Internet is suddenly protesting on net neutrality all over again
    The mostly Democratic senators are pushing forward the resolution under what's known as the Congressional Review Act, a law that permits Congress to review — and reject — administrative decisions by federal agencies. In this case, the… | May 10, 2018
  3. Press: Bill to roll back financial crisis banking rules gets clear path to passage
    The measure's supporters have resolved a House-Senate impasse that threatened the bipartisan bill. | May 09, 2018
  4. Press: Mulvaney, Consumer Bureau’s chief, urges Congress to cripple agency
    Mr. Mulvaney, a longtime and unapologetic critic of the financial crisis-era bureau, has spent the last several months freezing its enforcement activities, dropping cases on payday lenders and shutting out career staff from major decisions.… | Apr 04, 2018
  5. Press: Congress wants to drag Google and Twitter into Facebook’s privacy crisis
    A panel of Senate lawmakers aims to grill the top executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter next month, the latest indication that the controversy surrounding Facebook’s data privacy practices now threatens to envelop the whole… | Mar 27, 2018
  6. Press: Stay woke or we’ll have another financial crisis
    It's not lost on consumer advocates that Congress is loosening rules for big banks on the 10th anniversary of the start of the financial crisis. | Mar 19, 2018
  7. Press: Bill would repeal some mortgage rules
    The Senate is poised to pass a bill this week that would weaken the government’s ability to enforce fair-lending requirements, making it easier for community banks to hide discrimination against minority mortgage applicants and harder for… | Mar 13, 2018
  8. Press: 10 years after financial crisis, Senate prepares to roll back banking rules
    A dozen Democrats stand ready to support the GOP in weakening one of President Barack Obama’s largest legislative achievements. | Mar 05, 2018
  9. Press: Democrats add momentum to G.O.P. push to loosen banking rules
    The most significant attempt to loosen rules imposed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis is underway in Congress as the Senate looks to pass legislation within the next month that would roll back… | Jan 16, 2018
  10. Press: El Senado de EEUU aprueba la reforma fiscal republicana
    El Senado de Estados Unidos aprobó a altas horas de la noche una reforma fiscal de casi 1,5 billones de dólares tras frenéticos regateos de última hora. La votación dejó al Partido Republicano, que...… | Dec 01, 2017
  11. Press: House passes GOP tax bill, upping pressure on Senate effort
    House Republicans passed legislation that would overhaul the U.S. tax code, a crucial step forward in their effort to enact the centerpiece of President Trump’s economic agenda.  Trump and Republican leaders in Congress are aiming… | Nov 17, 2017
  12. Press: Congressional Republicans use special manuever to kill ‘arbitration rule’
    To secure a rare legislative victory this week, Senate Republicans turned to a strategy that has paid off for them in the recent past: killing policy rather than writing it. This time, Republicans took aim… | Oct 26, 2017
  13. Press: 9 million kids get insurance through CHIP. Congress is about to let it expire
    On September 30, funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program expires. After Republicans took a rushed and ultimately failed run at repealing Obamacare one last time, the program’s spending authorization is now at imminent risk… | Sep 29, 2017
  14. Press: Republicans introduce bills to scrap new bank arbitration rule
    Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced bills calling for the repeal of a just-announced regulation that would make it easier for consumers to bring class-action lawsuits against banks. The rule unveiled last… | Jul 26, 2017
  15. Press: Buried deep within GOP bill: a ‘free pass’ for payday and car-title lenders
    You have to wade all the way to Page 403 of the 589-page Financial Choice Act to find a one-sentence provision that obliterates current efforts to bring fairness and responsibility to payday lenders and similar… | May 30, 2017
  16. 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
  17. Press: America’s consumer financial sheriff is under fire
    The impacts of legislation called the Financial Choice Act on consumers will be immediate and harmful. It will gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and return us to the Wild West days of the early… | May 15, 2017
  18. Press: Airlines abuse passengers; Congress weighs crackdown—on passengers
    Congress summoned airline executives to testify last week before the House Transportation Committee, and while they offered the requisite apologies for many of their recent, highly publicized abuses, they offered Orwellian rejoinders when confronted with… | May 03, 2017
  19. 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
  20. Press: Window closing for Republican stealth assault on US regulations
    The clock began running out this week on a strategy that has provided U.S. Republicans in Congress with their only notable legislative successes this year: aggressive use of an obscure U.S. law known as the… | Apr 05, 2017
  21. Press: Embattled bankers embrace Trump’s call for deregulation
    After spending years humbled by the fallout from the financial crisis, the banking industry is suddenly feeling emboldened. Attendance at the annual association gathering jumped 50 percent this year as bankers sense a rare opportunity… | Mar 26, 2017
  22. Press: Republicans set their sights on major tax cuts
    Picking themselves up after the bruising collapse of their health care plan, President Trump and Republicans in Congress will start this week on a legislative obstacle course that will be even more arduous: the first… | Mar 25, 2017
  23. Press: Congress and Trump are competing for the most destructive budget
    From social services to healthcare to environmental cuts, this article will examine some of what we will lose by the ill-considered choices of Trump and Congress. | Mar 20, 2017
  24. Press: An Obamacare repeal that’s both heartless and reckless
    The American Health Care Act, which House Republicans unveiled Monday night with White House support, is repeal and replace, kind of. It has some suspicious similarities to Obamacare. But it marks a sharp departure in… | Mar 08, 2017
  25. Press: Who’d want to limit retirement plans? House Republicans
    There is no overstating how unprepared Americans are to retire. Nearly half of private-sector employees — some 55 million people — do not have an employer-provided retirement plan. Most of them are low- to middle-income… | Feb 15, 2017
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