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Volume 25 - Number 11

May 26, 2014

House GOP Continues to Push Bills to Alter Practices at CFPB

Last week, the Republican-controlled House Financial Services Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee considered nearly a dozen pieces of legislation to rein in the CFPB, provide lenders with some regulatory relief, and bring greater transparency and accountability to the agency. Most Democrats on the committee and some consumer advocate groups were either skeptical or outright opposed to the measures, fearing each of the bills would weaken or eviscerate the agency – or result in “death by a thousand paper cuts,” as Rep. Carol Maloney, D-NY, put it. Meanwhile, Republicans and lender groups supported the collection of bills brought before the subcommittee as corrections to a flawed Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that need to be enacted before bad...

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