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  1. The House recently sided with big banks over consumersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 4 | The Hill

    Did you read the fine print when you signed up for your credit card, a loan on your car, or a new checking account? Chances are, you missed an important provision called a "forced arbitration clause." This provision says that if the bank or credit card company has made a mistake it refuses to correct, or even cheated you out of money, you cannot sue to attempt to get your money back.

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  2. Will the CFPB's Arbitration Rule Survive?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 4 | JD Supra

    As previously reported, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its new rule prohibiting the use of mandatory arbitration clauses that foreclose group lawsuits. But will the rule survive? As previously reported, the final rule prohibits banks and other covered providers of specific consumer financial products from incorporating or enforcing predispute mandatory arbitration to the extent that the clause bars class or mass actions .

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  3. House may vote today on forced-arbitration regulationRead the original story

    Monday Jul 24 | The Brownsville Herald

    A new rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that the social- and economic-justice group Texas Appleseed deems a vital protection for borrowers in the Rio Grande Valley and elsewhere is already in danger of being axed. Ann Baddour, director of the Texas Appleseed Fair Financial Services Project, said the CFPB rule, published in the Federal Register July 19, forbids payday lenders and other financial service companies from inserting forced-arbitration clauses into contract language.

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  4. Hurd and Border State Members to Introduce 'Smart' Wall BillRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 27 | Roll Call

    Rep. Will Hurd's SMART Act would require DHS to have a comprehensive border wall plan before construction. In an attempt to bridge the divide between President Donald Trump's campaign promise to build a border wall and Republican moderates' hesitation surrounding the plan, Rep. Will Hurd is looking to Silicon Valley for help.

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  5. ICBA Applauds House Passage of Resolution Blocking CFPB Arbitration RulingRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 25 | PressReleasePoint

    Independent Community Bankers of AmericaA President and CEO Camden R. Fine issued the following statement on today's House passage of resolution, , which voids the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's final rule restricting the use of consumer arbitration agreements. "ICBA thanks Rep. Keith Rothfus for interceding and preserving community banks' contractual right to pursue fair and timely resolution through arbitration and avoid prohibitively expensive and protracted litigation.

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  6. House votes to undo Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's arbitration ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 25 | Washington Times

    The U.S. House on Tuesday voted 231-190 to overturn a new rule that would make it easier for consumers to join class-action lawsuits, taking a step to put a check on the recent move from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau . The essentially party-line vote marked Republicans' latest move in their broader push to rein in the CFPB , an independent watchdog agency set up after the 2008 economic crash the GOP says has been granted too much unchecked authority.

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  7. House votes to cancel CFPB rule favoring class-action suits in financeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 25 | Washington Examiner

    Overshadowed by their Senate counterparts' efforts to advance healthcare legislation, House Republicans voted Tuesday to cancel a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule meant to open up finance to class-action lawsuits, a move that kicked off a heated debate over the role of government. The lower chamber voted 231-190 to undo the agency's forced arbitration rule, which would restrict banks and other financial firms from preventing customers from joining in a class-action lawsuit by including provisions in contracts for financial products that steer complaints into private arbitration.

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  8. House may vote today on forced-arbitration regulationRead the original story

    Monday Jul 24 | The Brownsville Herald

    A new rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that the social- and economic-justice group Texas Appleseed deems a vital protection for borrowers in the Rio Grande Valley and elsewhere is already in danger of being axed. Texas Appleseed Executive Director Ann Baddour said the CFPB rule, published in the Federal Register July 19, forbids payday lenders and other financial service companies from inserting forced-arbitration clauses into contract language.

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  9. Congress targets lending ruleRead the original story

    Monday Jul 24 | Valley Morning Star

    A new rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that the social- and economic-justice group Texas Appleseed deems a vital protection for borrowers in the Rio Grande Valley and elsewhere is already in danger of being axed.

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  10. This week: CFPB arbitration rule, agency nominees, FOMC actionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 23 | NAFCU

    The CFPB's arbitration rule faces its first challenge under the Congressional Review Act with a House vote slated Tuesday on a resolution to overturn the rule. The Senate could act on a similar measure at any time.

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  11. Republicans launch Congressional Review Act challenge to CFPB class-action ruleRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2017 | Washington Examiner

    Republicans are going to the well once more to block an Obama-era regulation through the special rule-erasing tool known as the Congressional Review Act. GOP members of the House and Senate introduced legislation Thursday to undo the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's newly-finalized arbitration rule through the special procedure.

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  12. Editorials From Around PennsylvaniaRead the original story

    Jun 28, 2017 | US News & World Report

    Whatever the cost is of yet another study on adding two daily passenger trains between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg to the one that serves Greensburg, taxpayers should hope that's all this idea will cost them. A state Senate resolution calling for the feasibility study doesn't specify its cost.

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  13. Don't Believe The Misinformation - The AHCA Is The Way ForwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | The Daily Caller

    When the Affordable Care Act was passed, we were promised we would see lower premiums, that we could keep our plan, that we could keep our doctor and that there were no taxes on the middle class. All of these were false.

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  14. Reps. pull back after baseball practice shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2017 | Altoona Mirror

    On the phone with Jim Gregory of News Talk 1240 WRTA as a gun attack on his colleagues unfolded Wednesday in Virginia, Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th District, said he's worried about one contributing factor since the year he took office. In the days since the shooting at a GOP baseball practice, Pennsylvania congressmen - some already leery of meetings with the public - have pointed to the incident as evidence they should avoid or postpone constituent gatherings.

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  15. Republicans poised to roll back post-2008 financial rulesRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2017 | The Gleaner

    United States President Donald Trump has said he wants to do "a big number" on the Obama-era financial rules devised after the Great Recession, and House Republicans were poised to fulfil that goal Thursday. The GOP-controlled House was on track to vote for legislation that would wipe away much of the financial law created to head off economic meltdowns like the one that caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs and homes during the 2008-2009 collapse.

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  16. GOP replacement for Dodd-Frank financial rules passes HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | Washington Examiner

    House Republicans voted Thursday to replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank law with their own sweeping financial regulatory measure, the Financial Choice Act. Authored by Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas, the conservative chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, the bill is perhaps second only to the healthcare legislation Republicans passed last month in its scope and significance.

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  17. GOP-run House poised to roll back post-2008 financial rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | KFBB

    President Donald Trump has said he wants to do "a big number" on the Obama-era financial rules devised after the Great Recession, and House Republicans were poised to fulfill that goal Thursday. The GOP-controlled House was on track to vote for legislation that would wipe away much of the financial law created to head off economic meltdowns like the one that caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs and homes during the 2008-09 collapse.

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  18. The U.S. House needs to pass this smart replacement for Dodd-Frank: Duncan CampbellRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | PennLive.com

    Buying a car, owning a home, providing for a family - all are part of the American dream. And when you can't achieve this dream on your own, you turn to your local bank.

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  19. Armstrong Robinson Joins AALU as Vice President of Legislative AffairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2017 | PRWeb

    AALU announced on Tuesday that Armstrong Robinson has joined the organization as Vice President of Legislative Affairs. In his new position, Robinson will play a primary role in helping lead AALU's advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, with a focus on House and Senate Republican policymakers.

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  20. Pro-Trumpcare Republicans Owned Millions in Health Care StockRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2017 | TheDailyBeast.com

    Forty lawmakers who voted for AHCA had more than $23 million in investments and made more than $2 million in profit. And some of the most heavily invested cast key votes.

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