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2017

July

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  • Let consumers sue banks. In a dispute with your bank or credit card issuer, don’t assume you can seek justice by joining other aggrieved customers in a class action lawsuit. You probably surrendered your right to
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  • Hiring a bank lawyer to attack CFPB bank rules. President Trump and Republicans in Congress have broadcast their every intention to gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The president’s budget attempted to defund it and leading Republicans have called for its director
  • Voters support CFPB, strict financial regulation. As Republicans push to overhaul Dodd-Frank, a new poll shows that voters favor strict regulation of financial institutions and the goals of the controversial CFPB. “By wide margins, voters want to see tough oversight
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  • FCC urged to take tougher action to stop illegal robocalls. In comments filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Friday, Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization arm of Consumer Reports, and other leading consumer groups urged the agency to clear the way for phone companies

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  • Consumer Action responds to today’s GAO report on Lifeline. Ken McEldowney, executive director of Consumer Action, released the following statement today in response to a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Lifeline program, a program that has provided discounted and no-charge phone service for low-income Americans for over three decades.