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You Will Be Missed, Barney Frank

Posted in Consumer Protection

Barney Frank leaves us at a time when Washington needs him more than ever… We will miss his quick wit, outspoken courage, unconventional speaking style, and most importantly, his legacy for speaking from the heart–something we don’t get enough of in our nation’s capitol.

Quick Links: Head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Public Sector Employees Fleeing

Posted in Consumer Protection

Elizabeth Warren has apparently begun the hunt for a head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. While it is unfortunate that Ms. Warren herself will apparently not lead the CFPB, hopefully she will find someone that shares her vision and eagerness. She has conferred with “business and consumer groups,” but ultimately the decision must be hers.

Watering Down the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Before It Even Opens For Business

Posted in Consumer Protection

All consumers, not just those who bank at the largest banks, deserve protection from irresponsible practices of banks. Yesterday, the House Financial Services Committee took a giant step away from that critical goal when it passed an amendment excluding over 97% of banks from the statutory reporting requirements to be performed by the soon-to-be-created Consumer… Continue Reading