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Elizabeth Warren was assistant to the president and a special adviser to the Treasury secretary on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She single-handedly set us this bureau, putting in place the building blocks for an agency that will make credit markets
safer and fairer for families.
SHARE Saturday, July 28, 2018 An update on Puerto Rico
Rebuilding efforts have been slow. A big reason why: Long before the hurricanes hit, Puerto Rico was already being crushed with debt that had been snapped up by Wall Street vulture funds. Few investors now want to put money into reconstruction if the debt means the islands don't have a realistic chance at recovering.
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Forward Together With the Poor People's Campaign
As Americans struggle to pay their bills, the Trump Administration continues to spit in the face of poor people. Trump has also crammed his administration with officials who care more about making money for themselves than protecting our environment, keeping our workers safe, and advocating for the rights of unions and consumers.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 21, 2018 A David versus Goliath story
From the day it opened its doors, the agency has been under attack. And in the years since then, the banking industry, their lobbyists, and their Republican friends in Congress have tried to kill, delay, and defang the agency -- again and again. We're not going to let the big banks and their Republican friends destroy the CFPB and everything it stands for.
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, July 6, 2018 Trump's #metoo joke
Donald Trump is still obsessed with the idea that he can shut me up. He really should know better by now. I can handle a bully. But here's the really creepy part: In the same breath, he mocked the entire #MeToo movement. He mocked women who are bravely coming forward and saying that they've been harassed and abused by guys just like Donald Trump.
SHARE Saturday, June 30, 2018 Mitch McConnell is doing backflips
Trump just announced that he's going to start the process of nominating a new justice immediately. We're about to see tons of right-wing, dark money poured into ads and propaganda in an effort to make the Supreme Court more and more corporate and more and more conservative.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Here's what I saw at the border
This isn't about politics. This isn't about Democrats or Republicans. This is about human beings. Children held in cages today. Babies scattered all over this country. And mamas who, in the dark of night, hear them cry. I'm still working through everything I saw, but I wanted you to know the full story. The fight for these children and families isn't over -- not by a long shot.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 17, 2018 "That's my Betsy."
Especially this Father's Day, I'm thinking about all the fathers (and mothers) who are separated from their children at the border because of Trump's cruel and inhumane immigration policies. I'm incredibly proud of this team for stepping up and raising over $100,000 so far for groups working to protect families separated by ICE.
SHARE Friday, June 15, 2018 Children in prison camps
The families targeted by the Trump administration have sacrificed and risked EVERYTHING for a fighting chance at a better life. Many are fleeing unimaginable circumstances: gang violence, natural disasters, domestic violence. Some have traveled hundreds or even thousands of miles. But when they reach the border, they're treated like criminals and animals. Their only crime? Seeking refuge here in the U.S.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, June 1, 2018 Tonight...
We live in an America right now where people despair. They despair not only about our leadership -- they despair about whether or not their own voices will ever be heard. They despair about the future of this country, and they despair about the future of this democracy itself.
(3 comments) SHARE Monday, May 28, 2018 Those who never made it home
The roar of the Harley-Davidsons past the Pentagon, Arlington National Cemetery, WWII and Vietnam Veterans Memorials, and National Mall is a powerful reminder of the thousands of American POW and MIA service members who never made it home. It's also a reminder of just how much one person can do to fight for something they believe in.
SHARE Thursday, May 10, 2018 Mick Mulvaney the mosquito
Mick Mulvaney and Betsy DeVos are making it easier for students to get cheated. Cheated by student loan companies. Cheated by for-profit colleges. Cheated as student loan debt explodes and as student loan companies get rich.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 26, 2018 We need to protect and expand Social Security
We need to protect Social Security from the Republicans who want to cut it -- the same Republicans who just decided that they could afford a $1.5 trillion tax scam to benefit the rich and the powerful. But stopping cuts isn't enough. We need to protect and expand Social Security.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 22, 2018 Donald Trump sold out to Big Oil
It's bad enough that EPA Director Scott Pruitt and the Trump administration deny the existence of climate change. They're also threatening to make things worse, with a reckless plan to expand offshore drilling to 90% of United States coastal waters.
(28 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 19, 2018 Snake oil
While CEOs rake in millions of dollars, working people pick up the bill. When big banks and giant corporations don't pay their fair share, everyone else feels it. Less money for Medicare and Medicaid. Less money for education, affordable housing, and infrastructure. Less money to build a future so the next kid can get ahead, and the kid after that, and the kid after that.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 15, 2018 Jessica and Patrick
In June 2017, the NDAA passed through the Armed Services Committee. In September, it passed through the Senate. In November, the final bill passed through Congress. And on December 12, Donald Trump signed it into law, including the provision that will help other survivors of terror like Jessica and Patrick to get the specialized care they need.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 5, 2018 Insurance companies are failing the American people
Five of the largest publicly-traded insurance companies in the country raked in $17 billion in profits the last year alone. I don't believe that an industry that has $17 billion in profits to hand out to its investors in a single year can't afford to do right by the American people. It's time we hold all private insurance companies accountable and make this health care system work better for all of us.
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 31, 2018 Trump's Appointment to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Is Undermining Its Public Service
CFPB is legally required to report to Congress twice a year on its activities, and its director must testify before Congress four times each year. The CFPB's rules can be overruled by the Financial Stability Oversight Council, a veto that applies to no other federal agency.
Since Mr. Mulvaney took control, he has ignored congressional mandates, turning the CFPB into the politicized rogue agency he accused it of being before.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, March 10, 2018 I Call It Like I See It on the #BankLobbyistAct
This week, the Senate began advancing a bill that reduces oversight of some of the biggest banks in the country. The independent Congressional Budget Office says the bill will increase the risk of future bailouts. It's a dangerous proposal. Senate Republicans voted unanimously for it -- but the bill wouldn't be on track to becoming the law without the support of more than a dozen Senate Democrats.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 27, 2018 America needs union jobs
Union jobs built America's great middle class by lifting families out of poverty, by strengthening communities, and by providing workers with a voice in shaping the direction of our nation. Labor unions also played a powerful role in advancing the fight for racial justice and equality during the civil rights era, mobilizing members and providing financial support.