AFR Statement: Oppose Giveaways to Wall Street and Predatory Lenders in Appropriations Bill

Carter Dougherty
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Statement from Brian Marshall, policy counsel at Americans for Financial Reform, on the House Appropriations Committee bill for financial services and general government:

“This funding bill is nothing more than a repackaged version of the giveaways to Wall Street and predatory lenders that the House majority approved last month. It would gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, enable reckless behavior by big banks, and hand a special favor to payday lenders. Lawmakers should reject this legislation out of hand.”