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Consumer Advocates have Issues with Bryan Steil Bill
02/23/24, Politico Pro—Morning Money

Investors Press SEC to Move Quickly on Workforce Disclosure Rule
02/22/24, Bloomberg Law
Also appeared in: BNN Breaking

SEC should propose human capital disclosure rule – coalition says
02/22/24, Pensions & Investments

Coalition sent letter to SEC to propose a human capital management disclosures rule.
02/22/24, Politico-Morning Money

The Capital One-Discover deal raises thorny issues for Washington
02/20/24, American Banker

Capital One to Buy Discover for $35 Billion in Deal Combining Major U.S. Credit Card Companies
02/19/24, Associated Press
Also appeared in: ABC News, Spectrum News, VINnews, WLBT3, WBRC, Times News Online, Inc., Oregon Live 

To Democratize Finance, We Must Take the Banks Away From the Bankers
02/17/24, Truthout 

Davenport family expects to be homeless after sewage overflow at mobile home
02/15/24, The Quad-City Times

Discussing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Proposals to Improve Equity Market Structure
02/14/24, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Proposed Rule Builds Upon Wave of Recent Momentum for U.S. Anti-Corruption Reforms
02/13/24, The Fact Coalition 

Senate hearing on “swipe fees” charged merchants to include airlines: “credit card companies that fly planes”
02/13/24, PIRG

Will Corporate Lobbyists Steamroll Stock Buyback Regulations?
Also appeared in: Global Diaspora News, Institute for Policy Studies, Common Dreams, LA Progressive

‘Could have predicted’: Steward downfall started with former AG
02/12/24, The Eagle Tribune

SEC’s Approval of Bitcoin Markets May Set the Stage for Financial Disaster
02/10/24, Truthout

AFL-CIO, 9 Collaborators Issue Public Comment to 3 Agencies
02/06/24, Insurance NewsNet

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill Banning Forced Arbitration

U.S. investor advocates take aim at RIA arbitration
02/02/24, Investment Executive

Investor Advocate Groups Unite To End Forced Arbitration In RIA Biz
02/02/24, Financial Advisor

AFL-CIO, 9 Collaborators Issue Public Comment to 3 Agencies
02/02/24, Insurance NewsNet

Investor Groups Renew Push to Rein in Mandatory Arbitration at RIAs
02/01/24, AdvisorHub

SEC accused of ‘regulation by enforcement’ as critics on both sides circle
01/31/24, Insurance NewsNet

Hsu and Other Bank Regulators Face Pressure to Take a Harder Line on Bank Consolidation
01/30/24, Politico-Morning Money

The financial system needs more capital and less complexity
01/29/30, Financial Times
Also appeared in: WDC TV News 

Private-Fund Lobbyists Get Set for High-Stakes SEC Court Fight
01/29/24, The Wall Street Journal

The Affordable Housing and Homeownership Protection Act Would Tackle Housing Crisis by Creating Millions More Homes and Helping Main Street Compete with Wall Street
01/26/24, U.S. Senator Tina Smith

Corporate Self-Oversight
01/26/24, The American Prospect 

Statement of Commissioner Kristin N. Johnson: Combatting Systemic Risk and Fostering Integrity of the Global Financial System Through Rigorous Standards and International Comity
01/24/24, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

GOP Lawmakers Caught Plagiarizing Bank Lobbyist Talking Points
01/24/24, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: Crooks and Liars

PERI Co-Director Gerald Epstein Publishes New Book on “Bustin the Bankers” Club’
01/23/24, The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Naming Names: Professor Exposes the Banking Cartel that Has Hijacked U.S. Democracy
01/23/24, Wall Street On Parade

News: Sanders and Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Combat Corporate Greed and End Outrageous CEO Pay
01/22/24, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

Proposed $350B Federal Reinsurance Program Draws
01/19/24, Law360

Wall Street Counterattack on Gary Gensler Hits SEC’s Foundations
01/19/24, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: American Banker

What Is the Basel III Endgame, and Why Are Banks So Upset About It?
01/18/24, The New York Times
Also appeared in: Pop Culturely, BusinessNews, The Seattle Times

100+ Groups Urge Senate to Fill All Judicial Vacancies with Diverse Nominees Committed to Civil and Human Rights
01/17/24, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights 

Consumer Bureau Proposes Overdraft Fee Limits for Large Banks
01/17/24, The New York Times
Also appeared in: Payments Dive

Despite SEC’s novel alignment on bitcoin ETF, it’s business as usual in regulatory politics
01/17/24, InvestmentNews

Jan. 17 Fireside Chat with Gensler, Waters, Experts on A.I. and Banking
01/17/24, Public Citizen 

Banks prepare to take on the Biden administration over billions of dollars in overdraft fees
01/16/24, Associated Press
Also appeared in: The Washington Post, ClickOnDetroit, Wish-TV, Sun Journal, NewsmaxMoney, The Washington Times

Fast-growing ‘carbon-neutral’ energy company ramps up oil and gas production
01/16/24, Colorado Newsline

Lending by nonbanks is now a trillion-dollar business
01/1624, Marketplace

Banks Fine-Tune Critiques of US Capital Plan to Sway Fed’s Michael Barr
01/15/24, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: Yahoo News, i3 Investor

New Climate Disclosure Requirements Require Detailed Auditing Standards, Groups Argue
01/12/24, Public Citizen

Third Proposal, Not Final Action on Dodd-Frank Incentive Pay Rule May Be More Prudent, Experts Say
01/11/24, Reuters

New credit union regulator could boost exec comp push
01/11/24, Politico-Morning Money
Also appeared in: BusinessNews

Bank are Divided over Another Fintech Concern
01/10/24, Politico-Morning Money

Private equity stake in life insurers draws new round of critical reports
01/09/24, Insurance NewsNet

Private Equity’s Move Into Insurance Provokes Systemic-Risk Concerns
01/04/24, The Wall Street Journal
Also appeared in: ProgramBusiness

SEC Poised to Rework Stock Buyback Rule After Court Tosses It
12/20/23, Bloomberg

Watch out, anti-ESG groups – here comes anti-anti ESG
12/18/23, InvestmentNews

Brown, Kennedy, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill to Ensure a Fair and Competitive Banking System
12/15/23, Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee
Also appeared in: National Mortgage News 

Save our Retirement Coalition Applauds Dept. of Labor’s Public Hearing on Proposed Rule to Protect Workers’ Retirement Savings
12/15/23, Consumer Federation of America

Sen. Sherrod Brown’s tech company regulation plan gains bipartisan support
12/15/23, Politico-Morning Money 

AFREF and Take on Wall Street Launched ESG Advocacy and Education Website
12/14/23, Politico—Morning Money

Nonprofit Group Launches Website to Counter Anti-ESG Information
12/14/23, Plan Sponsor 

How Biden Can De-Reaganify Contracting Standards
12/10/23, Common Dreams

Does MacKenzie Scott’s Philanthropy Really Change Anything?
12/09/23, The Daily Beast
Also appeared in: New York Folk

Student loan borrower Bill of Rights legislation introduced
12/08/23, Financial Regulation News

The racial homeownership gap is widening. New rules might make it worse.
12/07/23, The Washington Post

Consumer Groups Call on the 7th Circuit to Uphold Fair Lending Law
12/07/23, U.S Accountable

Brookfield Corporation’s Fossil Fuel Investments Undermine Climate Commitments
12/05/23, EIN Presswire

Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund, 6 Collaborators Issue Public Comment to NCUA
11/30/23, Insurance NewsNet 

Billionaire Income Tax Sign-On Letter to Congress
11/29/23, Americans for Tax Fairness 

Consumer, civil rights, and economic justice organizations urge CFPB to finalize proposed limits on credit card late fees
11/28/23, Consumer Reports

New Coalition Forms to Push for Swipe Fee Reform
11/22/23, Convenience Store News

Major Corporations Could Push Us Into A Cost-Of-Living Crisis
11/16/23, The Hilltop

Unions, Small Business Groups & Advocates Launch Urging Congress to Pass CCCA and New Report Highlighting Dark Money Involved
11/15/23, Accountable.US
Also appeared in:

Unraveling the wealth gap: Exploring its History
11/09/23, Race, Health and Wealth Podcast 

Citi will pay $26M to settle CFPB claims of bias against Armenian Americans
11/08/23, American Banker

How Banks Keep You Trapped
11/07/23, The American Prospect
Also appeared in: The Lever, Jacobin

AFR’s Reaction to House GOP Committee Hearing on Sustainable Investing Practices
11/07/23, Politico-Morning Money

The Tangled Web of Global Governance: How the Biden Administration is Ceding Authority Over American Financial Regulation
11/07/23, House Financial Services Committee
Also appeared in: Crowdfund Inside

Whitehouse, Lee, Ocasio-Cortez Introduce Legislation to Increase Worker Pay, Rein in Runaway CEO Compensation
11/02/23, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse 

Save our Retirement Coalition Groups Applaud Public Release of Dept. of Labor’s Proposal to Protect Americans’ Retirement Savings
10/31/23, Consumer Federation America 

Biden’s climate fight now has a Fed Problem
10/31/23, Politico
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance

Climate Activists Want SEC to Copy California, Europe
10/26/23, The Wall Street Journal
Also appeared in: Live Mint

Gensler says SEC aims to avoid overreach on climate risk rule
10/26/23, CFO Dive

Federal regulators approve final principles for climate-related financial risk management for large financial institutions
10/25/23, Sierra Club
Also appeared in: Common Dreams

Tax Solutions to Curb Out of Control Executive Compensation
10/25/23, WCPT 820

Rep. Porter, Sen. Merkley Reintroduce Bill to Protect Americans from Medical Debt
10/20/23, Representative Katie Porter
Also appeared in: The Sierra Sun Times

Crypto Is Lobbying Congress Hard. It Wants More Than a Bitcoin ETF.
10/19/23, Barron’s
Also appeared in: Market Watch

Capitalists Against Capital Standards for Banks
10/12/23, The American Prospect 

USPS looks to raise rates for fifth time under DeJoy
10/09/23, Government Executive 

The Smart Corporate Tax Idea That Might Have Prevented the UAW Strike
10/09/23, The Washington Monthly

Lending Risk Is Growing Under the Radar
10/09/23, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: The Washington Post

Trump’s Supreme Court Justices May Save Elizabeth Warren’s Brainchild
10/04/23, Newsweek
Also appeared in: News Explorer

Supreme Court sounds skeptical of lenders’ challenge to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
10/03/23, Los Angeles Times
Also appeared in: Amrita Bazar

Eighty-two percent of voters support the CFPB’s mission, a poll showed.
10/03/23, Politico-Morning Money

Enhanced Communication Among Sustainable Investing Advocates
10/03/23, Politico-Morning Money

Here’s What Could Happen If the Supreme Court Declares the CFPB Unconstitutional
10/02/23, Consumer Reports
Also appeared in: News Explorer 

Existential Threat to CFPB Spotlights Massive Stakes of New Supreme Court Term
10/02/23, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: AlterNet

The Supreme Court May Soon Eviscerate The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
09/30/23, HuffPost

Private Equity Blasts Antitrust Agencies’ Efforts to Slow Mergers
09/29/23, The Wall Street Journal

Federal budget, Senate crackdown may overshadow crypto lobby’s push for industry-friendly laws
09/28/23, The Economic Times
Also appeared in: Bitcoin Ethereum News, Protos 

US crypto industry comes to Washington, but faces uphill struggle
09/27/23, Reuters

FTX Chief Once Met With Powell. Now D.C. Crypto Lobbyists Are Struggling.
09/27/23, The News York Times

Payday lenders want Supreme Court to gut the CFPB. They paid $200 million in fines to regulators, records show.
09/26/23, MarketWatch
Also appeared in: Morningstar 

Michael Harriot’s ‘Black AF History’ could hardly come at a better time
09/22/23, NPR
Also appeared in: USA KNews.Media, Secular Times

So does private equity own everything?
09/22/23, Good Work

Biden Administration to Ban Medical Debt From Americans’ Credit Scores
09/21/23, KFF Health News
Also appeared in: Real American News 

Consumer Bureau Announces Groundbreaking Plan to Protect Americans from the Devastating Effects of Medical Debt
09/21/23, National Consumer Law Center
Also appeared in: PIRG

Lenders protest plan to include civil actions in counterparty suspensions
09/21/23, American Banker-National Mortgage New

SEC cracks down on misleading fund names over industry objections
09/20/23, Financial Times
Also appeared in: The Fifth Skill News 

CFPB Will Seek Public Input on Proposed Rule on Mandatory Pre-Dispute Arbitration Provisions
09/19/23, Troutman Pepper
Also appeared in: JD Supra, Lexology

Consumers Echo Support for Credit Card Swipe Fee Reform
09/19/23, Convenience Store News 

Groups Call on Sec. Yellen to Retool FSOC’s Approach to Financial Risks Caused by Climate Crisis
09/18/23, Public Citizen 

Corporate America is about to cough up more climate intel
09/15/23, Politico Pro-E&E News 

More banks need to join climate pledge, Treasury’s Yellen says in issuing new guidance
09/19/23, MarketWatch

Bluelining — Tackling an Emerging Climate Justice Issue
09/15/23, Earth Island Journal Podcast

House GOP Doubles Down on Anti-ESG Messaging With New Measures
09/15/23, Bloomberg

Corporate investors snapped up metro Phoenix apartments during early pandemic years
09/15/23, The Arizona Central
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance 

Capital proposal could lead to a credit crunch, critics testify
09/14/23, American Banker–National Mortgage News

Finance hits back against US regulator’s rulemaking spree
09/11/23, Financial Times

How Fossil Fuel Lobbyists and Their Allies Use ‘Zombie’ Bills and Exploit Loopholes to Avoid Climate Action
09/11/23, Capital & Main

Book Publishing has a Toys ‘R’ US Problem
09/09/23, The Atlantic 

Private Equity Giant KKR Is Funding Environmental Racism, New Report Finds
09/08/23, Inside Climate News
Also appeared in: News Leaflets

What Is Private Equity and How Does It Work?
09/08/23, Teen Vogue 

Wall Street to Biden bank cops: We’d like European regulation instead
09/06/23, Politico
Also appeared in: The Local Report

WeWork, too big to fail
09/06/23, Financial Times

Wall Street fights back against new SEC reforms in scathing lawsuit
09/01/23, The Hill
Also appeared in: NewsNation, Flipboard

A People’s Prosperity
08/31/23, Yes Magazine

The War on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Community Financial Services of America v. CFPB
08/31/23, American Economic Liberties Project 

Wall Street’s Latest Scuffle with the S.E.C
08/29/23, The New York Times-DealBook

In a Summer of Climate Chaos, Fed Summit Ignores Risk of Climate Crisis to Global Economy
08/25/23, Public Citizen
Also appeared in: Common Dreams

Who Benefits When the SEC Spills Everyone’s Side-Letter Secrets?
08/25/23, Institutional Investor

JPMorgan Wins Ruling That Leveraged Loans Are Not Securities
08/24/23, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: Business Standard

Court Tosses Lawsuit That Threatened Private-Equity Debt Market
08/24/23, The Wall Street Journal 

SBTi’s proposed standards represent important progress in tackling greenwashing and ensuring credible, science-based net-zero pledges from financial institutions
08/24/23, Public Citizen
Also appeared in: Common Dreams

Hedge Funds, PE Firms Hit With New SEC Fee Disclosure Rules
08/23/23, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: Accounting Today, CPA Practice Advisor

Pressley Seeks Answers from big Banks on Racial Equity Pledges after George Floyd Murder
08/23/23, Rep. Ayanna Pressley
Also appeared in: Black Star News

Fed’s GSIB surcharge tweak could have big impact on foreign banks
08/22/23, American Banker

Texas Private Equity Firm Reserves $1 Billion For Oil & Gas Investments
08/22/23, Oil Price

Wall Street is a landlord to millions of Americans, new research finds\
08/18/23, Creditnews 

Disentangling the economy from neoliberal financialization
08/09/23, Hewlett Foundation

Opinion: Wall Street predators destroyed Toys ‘R’ Us. Now they’re coming for Simon & Schuster
08/11/23, Los Angeles Times

DeJoy’s 10-Year Plan Could Gut USPS. He Doesn’t Want You to Know the Details.

Keep your hands from medical credit cards!
08/04/23, Left MN

Yellen Calls on Regulators to Review Climate Financial Risks Posed by Insurance on Economy
07/28/23, Public Citizen

As Financial Risks From Climate Grow, Advocacy Groups Push FSOC to Enact Safeguards
07/27/23, Public Citizen

Remarks By Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Graham Steele at the Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund
07/25/23, U.S. Department of Treasury
Also appeared in: LMH News, JD Supra

Reps. Schift, Tlaib Introduce Bill to Require Insurance Companies to Disclose Fossil Fuel Investments
07/25/23, Representative Adam Schiff
Also appeared in: Commercial Risk, Insurance NewsNet

Members of Congress, Hundreds of Advocacy Groups, Experts and Citizens Call on CFTC to Reject Kalshi’s Dangerous Attempt to Allow Gambling on U.S. Elections
07/24/23, Better Markets

Treasury official: Brokered deposits ‘may warrant greater attention’
07/26/23, American Banker
Also appeared in: User Walls News

Events: Lessons for Bank Regulation and Oversight from the 2023 Banking Stress
07/25/23, Politico-Morning Money

We Can Solve Homelessness (If We Want To)
07/20/23, In These Times

SEC Declines to Share View on Leveraged Loan Securities Suit
07/20/23, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: American Banker, The Middle Market

Crypto Is in Congress’ Sights. What It Means for Coinbase
07/19/23, Barron’s
Also appeared in: MarketWatch

Legislation Introduced to Curb Predatory Practices in the SFR Marketplace
07/18/23, DS News

Americans for Financial Reform Held a Briefing on Anti-ESG Bill
07/19/23, Politico-Morning Money

Are Leveraged Loans Securities? The Answer Could Upend a Trillion Dollar Market
07/17/23, Institutional Investor 

Are higher capital requirements bad for the economy? It’s complicated.
07/15/23, American Banker

How Mandates Like ESG Distort Markets and Drive Up Costs for Insurance and Housing
07/14/23, House Financial Services

Webinar Recap: Anti-ESG Legislation — Why it Matters and What States Can Do
07/13/23, Climate XChange 

Bank Mergers and the Economic Impacts of Consolidation
07/11/23, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee

US Finance Industry Players Challenge Proposed Crypto Market Structure Legislation
07/13/23, Tokenhell

US industry watchdogs oppose draft bill on crypto market structure
07/13/23, CoinTelegraph
Also appeared in: Crypto Pump News 

21 Interest Groups Oppose US Republican Crypto Bill “Aiming for Regulatory Clarification”
07/13/23, Our Bitcoin News

Breaking: 21 US Watchdogs Oppose Crypto Bill
07/12/23, CoinGape
Also appeared in: Crypto News, Bitcoin Ethereum News 

Reform group pushes to curb private equity control of health care
07/12/23, Medical Economics 

AFR Warns HFSC Republicans Anti-ESG Policies would Insulate Corporate Management and Undermine Regulations
07/12/23, Politico Pro-Morning Money

Watchdog groups blast House crypto bill
07/12/23, Politico Pro-Morning Money 

Brown, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Crack Down on Big Corporate Investors that Buy Up Local Homes, Drive Up Housing Prices
07/11/23, U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee
Also appeared in:, Scotsman Guide

Senate Banking subcommittee hearing examining bank mergers
07/11/23, Politico-Morning Money 

Fed’s Michael Barr proposes new capital requirements for banks with $100 billion or more in assets
07/10/23, MarketWatch
Also appeared in:

Is It Really That Hard to Solve Houselessness?
07/09/23, LA Progressive
Also appeared in: AlterNet

Lawmakers ask how big is too big for US banks

Welcome to Blackstone U.S.A.
07/04/23, Tablet Magazine

Federal Insurance Office Report Sees Fragmented Approach to Climate-Related Risks
06/27/23, Public Citizen 

SEC advisory group calls for leveraged ETFs name change
06/27/23, Financial Times

Lawmakers push major banking reforms following near collapse of financial sector
06/26/23, The Hill
Also appeared in: WKRN

Cumming’s Take: Restrictions on Private-Equity and Venture Investment in China Expected Soon
06/26/23, The Wall Street Journal

GOP bill that would roll back mortgage pricing change passes House
06/23/27, American Banker

Private Equity To Revive Asian M&A With A Focus On Oil And Gas

State Farm profits from fossil fuels while canceling fire coverage in California | Opinion
06/21/23, The Sacramento Bee
Also appeared in: Yahoo Sports, The Press Democrat

AFR’s Alexa Philo Praised Kanter’s Speech Reasserting DOJ’s Merger Authority in Banking
06/21/23, Politico-Morning Money

Watchdog Groups Warn Yellen and Top Banking Regulators on Risks of Letting Big Banks Get Bigger
06/20/23, Politico-Morning Money

Bill to seize failed bank CEOs’ pay draws bipartisan Senate support
06/20/23, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: Washington Dailies, U.S. Senate Banking Committee, Senator Sherrod Brown

New report about private equity in home health raises red flag, authors say
06/15/23, McKnight’s Home Care

Whitehouse, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Shield Americans from Sky-High Credit Card Interest Rates
06/14/23, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse 

GOP looks to junk Chopra’s credit card rule
06/13/23, Politico-Morning Money

Should you be worried if your crypto is in Binance.US or Coinbase?
06/13/23, MarketWatch
Also appeared in: Business Insider,

AFR’s Amicus Brief Call for Banco Español to be Overruled and District Court’s Ruling to be Reversed
06/10/23, Bank Reg Blog

Tlaib, Watson Coleman, Takano Introduce Legislation to End Auto Insurance Discrimination
06/06/23, Representative Rashida Tlaib
Also appeared in: Ground News, The Arab American News, Press & Guide

Confirming Dr. Lisa Cook to the Fed: The Communications Challenge
06/09/23, Journal of Public Interest Communications 

A response to Moynihan
06/09/23, Politico

Report: A few private equity firms in home health command large portion of Medicare payments
06/08/23, McKnights Home Care

American exceptionalism on climate risk amplifies financial instability
06/08/23, Green Central Banking

Protesters Crash MoMA Gala Over Board Chair’s Fossil Fuel Ties
06/07/23, Labrinhx

Statement on the Removal of References to Credit Ratings from Regulation M
06/07/23, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 

Crypto is quickly rising from the ashes – does blockchain have a future, after all?
06/06/23, Newsy Today

Biden’s crypto cop taunts Republicans
06/06/23, Politico
Also appeared in: Ivu News, Head Topics

American Airlines 401(k) Suit Over ESG Following Uncharted Path
06/06/23, Bloomberg

Housing Justice Organizations Applaud and Organize Around Federal Tenant Protections
05/30/23, People’s Action

New York AG Seeks To Tighten Rules On Cryptocurrency
05/26/23, The Post-Journal
Also appeared in: AFP Kudos

Housing Market Industry Group Urges Supreme Court to Preserve CFPB’s Mortgage and Real-Estate Regulations Regardless of Constitutional Question’s Outcome
05/26/23, JD Supra 

Wall Street Braces for Big Changes Over the Next Five Years
05/26/23, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: BNN Bloomberg, American Banker

The Post Office Can Bring People-Centered Public Banking to Every ZIP Code
05/23/23, Inequality.Org
Also appeared in: Common Dreams

Crypto Is Staging a Major Rebound. How It Survived a $3 Trillion Crash.
05/25/23, Barron’s
Also appeared in: MarketWatch, Yahoo Finance

Senator, Federal Officials And Consumer Groups Sound Alarm Over Marijuana Banking Bill Provision That Could Undermine Financial Regulators
05/22/23, Marijuana Moment
Also appeared in: Laptrinhx News

A New Vision for a Just Financial System
05/22/23, The Washington Monthly

Consumer Groups Urge Supreme Court to Uphold the Constitutionality of the CFPB
05/16/23, PIRG
Also appeared in: Consumer Reports 

People Are Organizing to Fight the Private Equity Firms Who Own Their Homes
05/16/23, Vice

Watchdog Groups are Vowing to Fight Back as Bank Merger Rethink Talks Begin
05/16/23, Politico—Morning Money

Industry awaits update to FTC’s ‘green guides’
05/15/23, Financial Times
Also appeared in: Techy Ops

CFPB’s Credit Card Late Fee Plan Takes Beating From Banks
05/09/23, Law360

The D.C. Power List: The Most Influential Philanthropists Shaping National Policy
05/09/23, Inside Philanthropy

Bank Turmoil Is Paving the Way for Even Bigger ‘Shadow Banks
05/06/23, The New York Times—DealBook
Also appeared in: News 4 Social, US Today News, News Net Daily

Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Senators Warren and Rosen Introduce Sunlight in Workplace Harassment Act
05/03/23, Representative Nikema Williams
Also appeared in: Nevada Current, Senator Elizabeth Warren

Attorney General James Proposes Nation-Leading Regulations on Cryptocurrency Industry
05/05/23, New York State Attorney General Letitia

U.S. SEC Changes Its Mind on Officially Labeling Digital Assets
03/05/23, CoinDesk
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance

US to update anti-greenwashing code with focus on the circular economy
05/05/23, Edie

Groups Urge New York Regulators to Strengthen Climate Guidance for Financial Institutions
01/05//23, Public Citizen 

Fed faults Silicon Valley Bank execs, itself in bank failure
04/28/23, Associated Press
Also appeared in: NBC News, CTV News, Arkansas Democrat Gazelle, News Net Daily, The Lewiston Tribune

Crypto Cash is Powering Kyrsten Sinema’s Reelection Campaign
04/28/23, The Intercept
Also appeared in: Ask By Geeks

Top consumer groups are strongly opposed to Barr’s package
04/26/23, Punchbowl News

Senator Van Hollen and Rep. Velázquez Call on Regulators to Finalize Executive Compensation Rules in Wake of SVB Collapse
04/26/23, Senator Chris Van Hollen
Also appeared in: Rep. Nydia Velázquez, Insurance Newsnet 

Congress cools on post-SVB banking overhaul
04/26/23, Politico 

A leading private equity firm claimed to be a climate leader – while increasing emissions
04/27/23, The Guardian
Also appeared in: deal town

How a Firm Profiting From Deposit Insurance Caps Is Lobbying to Keep Them
04/25/23, American Prospect

Americans for Financial Reform and Progressive Groups Sent Letter to Regulators on Stablecoin Bill
04/19/23, Politico-Morning Money

Why We Must Beat Back Private Equity’s Deadly Hold on Nursing Homes
04/19/23, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: RNA News 

Pascrell Unveils Ending Wall Street Tax Giveaway Act
04/18/23, Insider NJ

Private funds rule fight
04/13/23, Politico—Morning Money

Advocates urge agencies to finish — not start over — pay-clawback rule
04/11/23, American Banker

Regulators Propose Updates to Community Reinvestment Act Rules
04/11/23, The Regulatory Review

Crypto Companies, Others, Must Stop Misusing FDIC’s Name and Logo
04/06/23, National Consumer Law Center
Also appeared in: Insurance NewsNet

How Investors Accelerate the Affordable Housing Crisis
04/07/23, Inequality.Org
Also appeared in: Consortium News

We Have Always Been Right About Jerome Powell
04/06/23, Revolving Door Project

Congress struggles with CEO clawbacks
04/03/23, Politico—Morning Money

Reps. Tlaib, Pressley, and Sen. Markey introduce legislation to require big banks to manage climate risk and stop financing fossil fuel projects
03/31/23, Senator Ed Markey
Also appeared in: Press Guide

At SVB Hearings, Republicans Desperate to Whitewash Their Role in Crisis
03/29/23, Accountable.US

Are buy now, pay later services like Klarna and Apple Pay Later a scam?
03/29/23, Vox
Also appeared in: Globe Echo World News, News Times18

Housing access: As US investors buy up rental homes, cities and tenants push back
03/28/23, SIGHT

Apple rolls out buy now, pay later service: What to do know
03/28/23, Associated Press
Also appeared in: NBC News, The Week, TechXplore, CTN News, Fortune, New York Folk

Wall Street watchdog demands Fed transparency in SVB review
03/23/23, Politico — Morning Money 

Child care costs rising with more private equity firm investments
03/23/23, Scripps News 

After Silicon Valley Bank Collapse, Sanders Introduces Legislation to Prevent Big Bank Executives from Serving on Federal Reserve Boards
03/23/23, Common Dreams

Army of lobbyists helped water down banking regulations
03/21/23, Associated Press
Also appeared in: NBC Chicago, MarketWatch, Cleveland Business, WDC News 6, Fortune, Euro Es Euro, PBS News Hour, CBS News, Kingman County News, Memesita, People’s World, TopNBlog

How Investors Accelerate the Affordable Housing Crisis
03/21/23, Inequality.Org
Also appeared in: CounterPunch

Fed at the center of a firestorm
03/20/23, Politico — Morning Money 

Bank rules rollback contributed to SVB’s failure, critics say

‘An Abomination’: Powell Cut Mention of Regulatory Failures From Bank Bailout Statement
03/17/23, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: AlterNet, Wall Street Window 

Powell Blocked Mentions of Supervisory Failures From Bank Rescue Statements
03/16/23, The American Prospect 

FDIC Should Downgrade FinWise Bank Over Predatory ‘Rent-a-Bank’ Lending
03/15/23, Consumer Federation of America
Also appeared in: Insurance NewsNet, NCLC

Some in Washington blame the bank failures on a rollback of landmark banking rules
03/15/23, NPR — Morning Edition
Also appeared in: GPB Newsroom

Pushback on the Bank Policy Institute’s Argument about  Bank Deregulation
03/15/23, Politico Pro — Morning Money 

Failed banks raise questions about regulations softened by Daines, Tester in 2018
03/14/23, Billing Gazette 

Bank GCs Shoring Up Against Risks In Wake Of Collapses
03/14/23, Law360 

Warren, Watchdogs Demand Independent Probes of Fed Role in Bank Failures
03/14/23, Common Dreams

‘It’s a wake-up call’: Advocacy groups, lawmakers highlight law they say led to SVB collapse
03/14/23, USA TODAY
Also appeared in: Washington Dailies, Yahoo Money

Rep. Porter and Sen. Warren Lead 50 Lawmakers to Introduce Legislation Repealing 2018 Financial Deregulation
03/14/23, Rep. Katie Porter

Bank rules rollback contributed to SVB’s failure, critics say

Was This a Bailout? Skeptics Descend on Silicon Valley Bank Response.
03/13/23, The New York Times
Also appeared in: Report Wire, The Economic Times, Brighton Journal

Senator Warren Urges Treasury Secretary to Use Climate Hub to Take Swift, Aggressive Action on Climate Risks
03/10/23, Senator Elizabeth Warren
Also appeared in: Reuters, Insurance NewsNet

CFPB on the Hot Seat
03/09/23, Politico — Morning Money

Senate Banking Committee presses Federal Reserve chair on capital requirements following big bank lobbying blitz
03/08/23, Open Secrets

As US investors buy up rental homes, cities and tenants push back
03/08/23, Reuters
Also appeared in: The Daily Mail, News Max Finance, New Strait Times

Fed hawks circling over Wall Street
03/07/23, Politico — Morning Money

Senators Warren, Whitehouse, Representatives Goldman, Raskin, and 47 Colleagues Urge SEC to Finalize Strong Climate Risk Disclosure Rule, Protect Investors
03/06/23, Senator Elizabeth Warren 

Appeals Court Takes Up Case That Could Endanger Buyout Financing
03/06/23, The Wall Street Journal 

America is toppling the EU from its regulatory throne
03/06/23, Financial Times
Also Appeared in: FK Times

Excessive Bank Overdraft Charges Demand Regulation
03/03/23, The American Prospect 

Trillions at Stake as 401(k)s Become ESG Political Footballs
03/03/23, Bloomberg Law

When Broadband Companies Hire Low-Wage Contractors, They Put My Life at Risk

SEC’s Door Open as Amazon, Chamber Plead for Softer Climate Rule
03/02/23, Bloomberg Law
Also appeared in: Flipboard 

First Biden Veto Expected After Senate Votes to Sacrifice Pension Rule to Corporate Greed
03/01/23, Common Dreams

Consumer advocates weigh in on syndicated loans court case
02/28/23, American Banker 

Will Stakeholder Objections and Legal Uncertainty Slow an ESG Revolution?
02/27/23, JD Supra

Warner: ‘Chaos’ possible if Consumer Protection Financial Bureau ruled unconstitutional
02/27/23, Augusta Free Press

The Supreme Court Will Review the Consumer Protection Agency’s Funding Structure
02/27/23, Government Executive 

Consumer Agency’s Funding System Gets Supreme Court Test at Biden’s Behest
02/27/23, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: Bloomberg Law, Record Patriot, Think Advisor, Auto Finance News 

Investors, Workers, and Advocates Oppose Republican Attempts to Circumvent Rule Protecting Retirement Savings
02/27/23, Public Citizen

Crypto firms brace for ‘carpet-bombing moment’ in U.S. as Europe beckons
02/26/23, Politico
Also appeared in: Ask By Greeks, Olx Praca, IVU News, Good Word News, Coindexes, CryptoPumpNews

House Republicans will ramp up their anti-woke campaign
02/24/23, Politico-Morning Money

McHenry releases final financial data privacy bill ahead of markup
02/24/23, American Banker

Climate Justice Innovators Get $27 Billion Boost From the EPA
02/22/23, Triple Pundit

Amid NJ’s senior population boom, families face many sensitive and costly care choices
02/22/23, North Jersey
Also Appeared in: Burlington County Times

Advocacy Groups Push SEC Not to Back Down on Climate Disclosure Requirements
02/17/23, Public Citizen

Groups, lobbyists line up to influence the ESG debate
02/16/23, E&E News

EPA’s Initial Guidance on $27 Billion Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund will Provide Health, Economic, and Wealth-Building Benefits to Communities
02/14/23, Public Citizen
Also appeared in: RNA News

Dollar Stablecoins Are Great for Users and the US Government
02/14/23, CoinDesk
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance, Nasdaq 

Federal Regulators Proposed Capping Credit Card Fees
02/10/23, C-SPAN

Your credit card company is ripping you off with “late fees”
02/10/23, More Perfect Union

Activists to Fed: Don’t use climate to perpetuate inequity
02/07/23, Politico Pro-E&E News

Are the Remaining Crypto Giants Staring Down the Barrel of the US Government’s Gun?
02/10/23, CoinDesk
Also appeared in: Nasdaq, Flipboard 

BankThink OCC has identified the problem with big banks. Now it should act.
02/10/23, American Banker

Stablecoins Are Not Worth the Risk
02/10/23, CoinDesk
Also appeared in: Nasdaq, Yahoo Finance

Revamping and Revitalizing Banking in the 21st Century
02/09/23, Politico-Morning Money

Fed’s Climate Risk Management Pitch Gets Divided Feedback
02/07/23, Law360

As Federal Reserve Considers Principles on Climate-related Risk, Groups Support the Principles and Call for Additional Safeguards
02/06/23, Public Citizen

Silvergate’s Use of Brokered Deposits
02/04/23, Substack (Bank Reg Blog)

SEC’s Gensler weighs scaling back climate rule as lawsuits loom
02/04/23, Politico 

Culture war priorities stoke Republican hostility towards banks
02/03/23, American Banker 

SEC Considers Easing Climate-Disclosure Rules After Investor Pushback
02/03/23, The Wall Street Journal
Also appeared in: Fox Business, JD Supra

CWAers Fighting for Broadband Access and Good Jobs Win Big in New York, Speak Up About the Need to Prioritize the Public Good
02/02/23, Communications Workers of America

Credit Card Blowback
02/02/23, Politico-Morning Money 

Mortgage Bankers Scrambling Over Conservative Court Ruling
02/01/23, The American Prospect 

CFPB Praised for Proposed Crackdown on ‘Exploitative’ Credit Card Late Fees
02/01/23, Common Dreams

Senator Warren pulls no punches on crypto
01/27/23, Financial Times

Warren asks Congress to help SEC fight crypto fraud
01/26/23, BankingDive
Also appeared in: Sky Rock Digital 

Warren Calls on All Regulators to Rein in Crypto
01/26/23, BeInCrypto News
Also appeared in: BIZTOC

BlockFi Has $1.2 Billion Exposure to FTX, Report Claims
01/25/23, BeInCrypto News
Also appeared in: Cryptos Newss 

Sen. Warren Praises SEC’s Crypto Enforcement Efforts
01/25/23, Law360
Also appeared in: Bloomberg 

Warren praises SEC for making it harder for banks to custody crypto
01/25/23, American Banker

Elizabeth Warren: Crypto giants are ‘collapsing under the weight of their own fraud’
01/25/23, CNN
Also appeared in: CBS News, 9News, BollyInside, UpJobs News 

Statement on the Prohibition against Conflicts of Interest in Certain Securitizations Re-proposal
01/25/23, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Consumer advocates want SEC to act on credit ratings agencies
01/20/23, Politico-Morning Money 

Bailout or business as usual? Home Loan bank-crypto ties raise red flags
01/20/23, American Banker
Also appeared in: National Mortgage News 

Decoding Hsu’s Big Speech on Breaking Up Banks
01/19/23, Capital Account

More rotting assets are lurking in the shadows of the financial system
01/19/23, MarketWatch

Big banks get shape-up or break-up warning — but does it matter?
01/18/23, Politico Pro-Morning Money

Federal consumer protection watchdog stakes out crypto turf in SEC shadow
01/17/23, The Block

Regulators willing to break up repeat-offender banks, acting comptroller says
01/17/23, American Banker

Watchdog group presses OCC on Wells Fargo clampdown
01/17/23, Politico-Morning Money 

How Private Equity Amplifies the Abuse of Predatory Lending
01/12/23, Inequality Org.
Also appeared in: Common Dreams, CityWatch, CounterPunch

Nursing-home reform may finally become a reality: Three breakthroughs that are turning talk into action
01/12/23, MarketWatch

Are we heading for a corporate debt crisis?
01/12/22, Financial Times 

Local nursing homes fall into hands of private-equity firms
01/12/23, The Review 

Advocacy Group Calls for Checks on Private-Equity Debt
01/10/23, The Wall Street Journal
Also appeared in: Dealbreaker

Americans for Financial Reform is urging regulators to address the looming wall of subprime debt
01/10/23, Politico-Morning Money

What Happens When Private Equity Is Your Landlord in Hawai‘i
01/04/23, Hawai’i Business Magazine
Also appeared in: LaptrinhX News

Why Nursing Home Reform Is Finally Coming
12/28/22, Next Avenue Organization

Groups urge US Treasury to assess impact of climate crisis on insurance
12/22/22, Insurance Business
Also appeared in: Wealth Advisor  

Groups Call On U.S. Treasury To Measure Climate Crisis’ Impact On Insurance
12/21/22, Public Citizen
Also appeared in: Insurance NewsNet, Red, Green and Blue Organization 

Could The U.S. Ban Crypto? Ohio Senator Says It’s An Option
12/21/22, ZyCrypto
Also appeared in: BitRss

Biden must take on the cost of rent next — and urge Congress to act
12/21/22, The Hill 

Postal Service will electrify trucks by 2026 in climate win for Biden 
12/20/22, The Washington Post

The Kroger-Albertsons Merger Spotlights a Popular Private Equity Tactic
12/17/22, DealBook – The New York Times
Also appeared in: Head Topics, Flipboard, LocalToday, Upstract

What’s REALLY Going On With Inflation?
12/16/22, News Beat Podcast 

Court Case Could Endanger Federal Reserve Funding
12/13/22, Original News Break

Court Case Could Endanger Federal Reserve Funding                                                         12/13/23, Original News Break

Congress fiddles with crypto legislation while the markets churn                                       12/13/23,  IATP

Cynthia Lummis still thinks Bitcoin belongs in your 401(K)
12/12/22, SEMAFOR
Also appeared in: Flipboard, BizToc 

Democratic Senators introduce bill to close industrial loan company “loophole”; coalition of financial services and consumer organizations voice support for bill
12/08/22, Consumer Finance Monitor
Also appeared in: JD Supra, Financial Regulation News 

Brown, Casey, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Ensure a Fair Banking System
12/06/22, Senator Sherrod Brown
Also appeared in: My ChesCo

Senate Banking Chairman Brown to introduce bill closing ‘shadow’ banking loophole after Elon Musk says Twitter will process payments
12/06/22, CNBC
Also appeared in: Super Daily News 

EPA has a new climate fund. Who should control the money?
12/06/22, E&E News

8 in 10 voters support consumer watchdog agency: poll
12/05/22, The Hill

New bipartisan poll shows 79% support for CFPB
12/02/22, PIRG

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Shadow Loomed Over Congress’ First Crypto Hearing Post-FTX Collapse
12/02/22, Time
Also appeared in: Head Topics, Good Word News, The Press United 

Democrats eye new legislation to rein in Wall Street landlords
12/02/22, Vox
Also appeared in: The Alike, Flipboard, Ground News, NewsBreak, BP Issue News

The road to crypto regulation starts with a string of Senate and House hearings
11/30/22, Quartz
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance, Flipboard

Black Friday: What you should know about “buy now, pay later” plans
11/24/22, CBS News
Also appeared in: News Time US, Today News Pak, Chicago Popular, Flipboard 

ESG 401(k) Investing Rule to Make Good on Biden Climate Vow
11/22/22, Bloomberg Law
Also appeared in: Flipboard

As corporations dominate Sacramento’s rental market, opposition by Realtors and landlords caused demise of the ‘Homes for Families’ bill
11/22/22, Sacramento News & Review 

Leading Consumer, Civil Rights, and Housing Organizations Urge the Federal Housing Finance Agency to Exercise Caution Regarding Fintech and Other Technology Innovations
11/22/22, Real Estate Rama

Department of Labor Restores Ability for Asset Managers to Consider Climate Risks to Retirement Saving
11/22/22, Common Dreams

Retirement stock plans — and increasingly, 401(k)s — can use ESG scrutiny: Labor Department
11/22/22, Market Watch

How FTX played both parties and almost won Washington
11/21/22, Grid News
Also appeared in: Flipboard, Afpkudos  

Merkley, Bonamici, Jayapal team up to introduce legislation to protect consumers from predatory payday lending practices
11/20/22, Senator Jeff Merkley
Also appeared in: KTVZ

Advocacy Group Calls for Supreme Court Action on Consumer Bureau Case
11/17/22, Original News Break

Massive FTX failure sparks fresh calls for new crypto rules
11/17/22, The Washington Examiner
Also appeared in: The Denver Gazette, Conservative Angle

Bankman-Fried Courted Legislators and Regulators. Now, They’re Shunning Him
11/15/22, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: BNN Bloomberg, Financial Advisor

US Audit Board Urged to Aid ESG Validation With Updated Rules
11/15/22, Bloomberg Tax

The Crypto Meltdown Could Have Been So Much Worse
11/12/22, The Atlantic

When it comes to crypto, it’s buyer beware
11/11/2022, Marketplace
Also appeared in: Gem Hodlers

Why Is Congress Still Writing Crypto Regulations?
11/10/22, The American Prospect

As SEC works to finalize climate rule, both sides make their case
11/10/22, Roll Call
Also appeared in: CPA Practice Advisor

Crypto kingpin bet a fortune on Democrats. Now he’s lost it all.
11/10/22, Politico
Also appeared in: MSN, YRT News, CauseACTION, IVU NEWS, Flipboard, Good Word News, The Patriot Post

Washington, D.C.’s Buddy Sam Bankman-Fried Has Some Explaining to Do
11/10/22, CoinDesk
Also appeared in: Nasdaq

FTX’s collapse has thrown the crypto lobby a curve
11/09/22, The Protocol
Also appeared in: Flipboard

FTX Collapse Will Trigger a Crypto Crackdown
11/09/22, Barron’s
Also appeared in: MarketWatch

‘Cash grab’? Wealthy investors will reap billions if Kroger takes over Albertsons. Workers and shoppers may be less happy.
11/05/22, NBC News

Report Highlights How Congress Voted on Protecting Consumers in Financial Marketplace
11/04/22, NewsBreak

Led by private equity, Albertsons to give owners $4 billion before merger
11/03/22, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: Press Reader, The Arkansas Democrat Gazelle, Washington Dailies

Big Tech’s New Pitch: Digital Government Currencies
10/28/22, Barron’s
Also appeared in: MarketWatch 

Has Private Equity Finally Gone Too Far?
10/27/22, Matt Stoller

Crypto PAC Questionnaire Claims Bitcoin Mining Is Good for the Environment
10/2722, The American Prospect
Also appeared in: NYC Crypto 

FACT Joins 80+ Other Organizations to Send Letter to Congressional Leaders in Support of the ENABLERS Act
10/27/22, The Fact Coalition 

Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman Is Targeted at His New York Home by Climate Activists Brandishing Tomato Soup and Pitchforks
10/27/22, Observer

With Fossil Fuel Companies Facing Pressure to Reduce Carbon Emissions, Private Equity Is Buying Up Their Aging Oil, Gas and Coal Assets
10/24/22, Inside Climate News
Also appeared in: News Leaflets 

Business, Bank Groups Sue to Stop CFPB’s Fight Against Financial Discrimination
10/20/22, The Washington Informer
Also appeared in: Our Weekly, The Louisiana Weekly, Forward Times, The Bay State Banner 

Private Investors Are Flocking Into Oil And Gas
10/19/22, Yahoo Finance
Also appeared in: Oil Price

SEC records reveal lobbying blitz on disclosures of greenhouse gas emissions
10/19/22, Axios 

Cryptocurrency Price Check: Bitcoin Down as Investors Remain Edgy
10/16/22, The Street
Also appeared in: inferse, Vestor Holdings, Woow Invest 

Wall Street Lobbyists Admit Big Banks Don’t Plan to Honor Their Climate Pledges
10/12/22, Truthout

Bank Associations Sue The CFPB Over Discrimination Regulations
10/13/22, National Mortgage Professional 

Wall Street Lobbyists Admit Big Banks Don’t Plan to Honor Their Climate Pledges
10/13/22, Head Topics

Edward Jones withdraws ILC charter application
10/12/22, Banking Dive

Consumer advocacy groups urge limit on forced arbitration in contracts
10/11/22, NJ Today

First in MM: Climate Principles
10/11/22, Politico-Morning Money

Climate Advocate Defends SEC Disclosure Rule, Calls Out Big Banks for Harming Planet
10/07/22, Capitol Account

The hits keep coming for Trump’s SPAC deal
10/06/22, Politico-Morning Money
Also appeared in: Today Pennsylvania 

Chime refunds $977 amid Sun-Times questions, as neo-bank apps face thousands of consumer complaints
09/30/22, Chicago Sun-Times
Also appeared in: Olx Praca

Markey joins Warren, colleagues in introducing legislation to help survivors of natural disasters
09/30/22, Senator Ed Markey

Republican Party’s anti-climate agenda threatens cosy alliance with Wall Street
09/25/22, The Irish Times
Also appeared in: Head Topics 

How Blackstone, the private equity giant behind cult-favorite sunscreen Supergoop, is thinking about its next big consumer bet
09/26/22, Business Insider
Also appeared in: Flipboard, Latest Finance News

The financial system is still dealing with the fallout from 2008
09/25/22, Financial Times
Also Appeared in: Chof 360, Business Times, Real Clear Politics, Comps Mag

Quakers protest Vanguard climate policy at its headquarters in Pennsylvania, while others bemoan ‘woke’ Wall Street
09/22/22, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Also appeared in: The Wichita Eagle, News Break

Hands off the houses: can we stop speculative land grabs?
09/22/22, AFRO News

Lawmakers slam big bank CEOs for failure to increase interest rates on savings
09/22/22, The Hill
Also appeared in: Mad About Politics, All DC Blog, Yahoo Finance

A failed bank for former slaves should give crypto hucksters caution
09/21/22, Protocol
Also appeared in: The Baltimore Post, Sky Rock Digital 

Private Equity Scoops Up Oil And Gas Assets
09/20/22, Oil Price
Also appeared in: Zero Hedge

Report Sparks Questions Over Transparency Into Private Equity Holdings
09/20/22, Institutional Investor

Convenience has consequences
09/20/22, Politico’s Morning Money

Movement to defund fossil fuels is coming for the private equity industry
09/19/22, CBS News
Also appeared in: KTQV, Vigour Times, Upcoming News, Business Report

FDIC, FRB Proposed Rulemaking for Community Reinvestment Act & More News Headlines
09/17/22, News NSGR

The ‘Climate 10’ – the world’s most skilled actors in the theater of predatory climate delay
09/17/22, Climate Capital & Media

In Depth: Summary of Notable Comments to Federal Banking Agencies’ Interagency Proposal to Update Community Reinvestment Act Rules
09/16/22, National Lawreview

Financial Fairness at Risk With Proposed TD Bank-First Horizon Merger
09/15/22, The Washington Informer
Also appeared in: News NSGR, Milwaukee Community Journal, Post Brexit Compliance, The Louisiana Weekly, Bay State Banner, Post Brexit Compliance

Non-profits demand PE rapidly transitions away from polluting fossil fuels
09/15/22, City Wire

Securitize helps tokenise interest in KKR fund on Avalanche
09/15/22, The Paypers 

A Call to Private Equity to Increase Climate Commitments
09/15/22, Natural Resources Defense Council

Battle Royale for Crypto Oversight Kicks Off
09/15/22, The American Prospect

Explainer: What to know about ‘buy now, pay later’
09/15/22, Associated Press
Also appeared in: Daily Independent, Times News Express, The Indian Express, The Detroit News, CBS News, York Dispatch, The News Page, 24 Happenings, PrimeTimes.IN, News 18, Journal Time

Private equity still investing billions in dirty energy despite pledge to clean up
09/14/22, The Guardian
Also appeared in: Mother Jones, The Singapore Time, Stigmatis, EcoWatch, Canada Express News, Qoshe, Climate Entreprise

The Price of Private Equity’s New York Power Plant Grab
09/13/22, The Nation
Also appeared in: New York Focus, Projin News

‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Services Can Actually Lead To More Debt
09/12/22, Newsy
Also appeared in: KBZK, 10 News San Diego

Progressives ‘cautiously optimistic’ as Barr agenda comes into focus
09/12/22, American Banker
Also appeared in: The Bond Buyer

Gensler: I think it’s time you break up
09/09/22, Morning Money – Politico

White House to Warn Crypto Needs Significant Regulation: Report
09/08/22, CrowdFund Insider

US Treasury To Push For Significant Crypto Regulation
09/08/22, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: Bold TV

Private equity and hedge fund industries pour nearly $347.7 million into 2022 midterms
09/07/22, Open Secrets
Also Appeared in: Truthout

The Tipping Point Fund on Impact Investing Awards $450,000 to Three Organizations Working to Advance Public Policies Related to the Asset Manager Fiduciary Duty
09/07/22, Tipping Point Fund
Also appeared in: Benzinga,Yahoo Finance, Le Lezard, Cision PR News

Crypto ATMs Now Online Throughout California

House’s Stablecoin Bill May Face Fatal Delays for 2022 Progress
09/02/22, CoinDesk

Crypto ATMs are popping up throughout California
09/02/22, KTLA
Also appeared in: WKRG News 5, NewsNation, Nexstar Media Wire

Hufcor stands as a perfect metaphor for this especially rapacious form of corporate power.
09/02/22, LA Progressive 

Ford ILC application gets pushback from ICBA, consumer groups
08/30/22, Banking Dive

Greenwashing And ESG: What You Need To Know
08/25/22, Forbes Magazine 

Advocacy Groups Urge SEC to Prevent Greenwashing of Investment Funds
08/25/22, Who What Why

Consumer groups urge FDIC to reject Ford’s ILC application
08/25/22, American Banker 

Consumer advocates urge regulators to block TD Bank’s First Horizon deal.
08/24/22, Dealbook – The New York Times

Murray, Menendez, Kaine, Gillibrand, Sarbanes, Courtney, Hayes, Manning Lead 100+ Colleagues in Calling on Biden Admin to Extend PSLF Waiver Deadline
08/23/22, U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions
Also Appeared in: Senator Ron Wyden

US trustbusters: why Joe Biden is taking on private equity
08/22/22, Financial Times
Also Appeared in: Algulf, BusinessLend

Community groups skeptical of TD Bank-First Horizon merger
08/18/22, American Banker

ESG fund disclosures should be streamlined, investor and advocacy groups tell SEC
08/18/22, Roll Call
Also Appeared in: VN Explorer 

Will your credit card late fees go down despite inflation?
08/17/22, Bankrate

Advocates push legislature to counter rising medical debt
08/17/22, Inside Indiana Business
Also Appeared in: Saboodle

DeJoy’s Continued Job Security Depends on Biden’s Next Move
08/17/22, The American Prospect

Inflation Reduction Act To Tax Stock Buybacks
08/17/22, Wort Radio

Payment rails? More like political third rails
08/16/22, Politico
Also Appeared in: News 24 Feed

Will ‘buy now, pay later’ put a generation of young Americans in a debt trap?
08/166/22, Deutsche Welle
Also Appeared in: News Click, DNYUZ, Time of News

Crypto skeptics have been debating online for years. Now they’re organizing.
08/15/22, NBC News
Also Appeared in: Yahoo Finance, My College Wishlist

Congress Takes Historic Step to Tax Stuckbuybacks
Also Appeared in: LAP Progressive, Common Dreams

A shake-up could be coming for banks working with crypto
08/11/22, Protocol

Is a payment plan for that new jacket a good idea?
08/11/22, Vox
Also Appeared in: US Market Today, Cantabria, Globe Echo World News, JNews

What Michael Barr’s senior advisor pick says about Fed politics
08/10/22, American Banker

SEIA and environmental groups comment on proposed changes to Community Reinvestment Act
08/08/22, PV Magazine

Kyrsten Sinema is significant beneficiary of private equity lobbying machine
08/07/22, Financial Times

Progressive groups take aim at Sinema over decision to remove carried interest tax loophole from Manchin bill
08/06/22, Fox News
Also Appeared in: The Times Update, Tanmoyworld, Google News, Six News, Yahoo Finance

The three words driving the crypto policy debate
08/05/22, The Protocol

Jobs day: No shocks, please
08/05/22, The Politico

Private Equity Doesn’t Want You to Read This
08/04/22, The New York Times 

Democrats want to close a “stain” of a tax break. Some say it’s not enough.
08/04/22, CBS News

Senator Markey Leads Climate Change Task Force in Calling on SEC to Ensure Financial Risk Disclosures Cover Impact of Climate
08/02/22, Senator Ed Markey
Also Appeared in: Framingham SOURCE

How the Fed’s inflation battle is already slamming the economy
07/27/22, Politico
Also Appeared in: Yahoo Finance

Report: Wealthiest Americans Pumped Millions into 2022 Midterm Campaigns
07/22/22, Public News Service

USPS will make 40% of its new trucks electric, up from 10%
07/20/22, The Washington Post

Senators Klobuchar, Smith Introduce Legislation to Simply Tax Filing Process
07/18/22, Senator Tina Smith 

Sherman & Porter Lead 48 Colleagues in Introducing the Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2022
07/13/22, Congressman Brad Sherman

Crypto’s getting litigious in the absence of regulations
07/12/22, Protocol

Chamber of Commerce Launches Campaign Against CFPB’s Chopra
07/01/2022, CUCollaborate 

Nursing Home Staffing Shortages: What to Know Before Putting a Family Member in a Facility
06/29/22, Healthline

Bitcoin Fever Cools Down
06/26/22, Journal Time

The Ferocious, Well-Heeled Battle Against the SEC’s New Rules on Hedge Fund Activism
06/21/22, Institutional Investor

Crypto-linked super PACs boost spending on primary races
06/21/22, Roll Call

After Crypto Money Piled into Campaign Coffers of Senators Lummis and Gillibrand, They Introduced a Sweetheart Legislative Bill for Crypto
06/20/22, Wall Street On Parade

Crypto investors’ hot streak ends as harsh ‘winter’ descends
06/20/22, The Associated Press
Also Appeared in: The Washington Post, FBC News, ABC6 News, New Canaan Advertiser, Borneo Bulletin

Cryptocurrency Price Check: Bitcoin Down as Investors Remain Edgy
06/20/22, The Street

Energy & Precious Metals – Weekly Review and Outlook
06/19/22, Yahoo Finance

Beware: Car Repair Chains Baiting Customers With Terrifying Interest Rates on Sketchy Repair Loans
06/19/22, Motor Biscuit

Senate Feminist Spends Last Days of ‘Roe’ Shilling for Crypto Bros
06/15/22, The American Prospect

Democrats Eye Wall Street Rule to Fight Inflation
06/14/22, TYT
Also Appeared in: Salon

Car Repair Chains May Be Baiting Consumers Into 189-Percent-Interest Loans – The Drive
06/14/22, The Drive

CFPB wants public input on big bank obstacle course to get customer service
06/14/22, U.S. PIRG

Consumer groups urge shops not to partner with ‘predatory’ lender EasyPay
06/14/22, Repair Driven News

US unions accuse hedge funds of claiming ‘false’ alliance in battle against SEC rules
06/12/22, Financial Times

Bank of Utah flagged by issuing 189% interest loan through auto repair shops
06/11/22, ABC4
Also appeared in: Illinois News Live, News headlines, Portland Newspaper, msn, WGN9

Crypto’s growth spawns a Washington debate: Who should regulate it?
06/08/22, Marketplace

When Private Equity Becomes Your Landlord
06/07/22, Elk Grove News

What’s in the bipartisan Senate bill on crypto?
06/07/22, The Financial Revolutionist 

Crypto Daze
06/08/22, Politico’s Morning Money

Senators To Propose Industry-Friendly Cryptocurrency Bill
06/07/22, The Wall Street Journal
Also Appeared in: Vigour Times, Report Door, Business Shala, KQ Education Group, Latest News, World News, URE Comm,

Consumer advocates in Washington reject bill that would regulate crypto industry
06/07/22, Fortune

Pro-cryptocurrency regulatory bill introduced by Sens. Gillibrand, Lummis
06/07/22, The New York Post

Crypto Bill Condemned by Consumer Advocates in Washington
06/06/22, CoinDesk
Also Appeared in: Daily Magazine

Despite Years of Payments, Black Student Loan Balances Go Up, Not Down
06/02/22, The Washington Informer
Also Appeared in: KD Education Group, Hayti, The Carolina Peacemaker, The Times Weekly, The Dallas Examiner, The Philadelphia Tribune

SEC Announces Eight New Investor Advisory Committee Members
06/01/22, Street Insider

Report: High Interest Auto Repair Loans Harm Military Families
06/01/22, News Break

Crypto Has a New Foe in Washington: Techies
06/01/22, Market Watch
Also Appeared in: Barrons

Costly auto repairs driving consumers into a financial ditch: Research documents new, growing form of predatory lending
05/28/22, The Dallas Examiner

SEC Proposes Two Rules to Improve “ESG” Transparency and Standarrization
05/26/22, Value Walk

Consumer want financial companies to stop charging billions in junk fees
05/25/22, NJ Today

Dear MacKenzie and Dan: Advice for America’s Biggest Donors
05/25/22, Inside Philanthropy

Costly auto repairs driving consumers into a financial ditch
05/23/22, The Louisiana Weekly

Who gets to own a bank?
05/20/22, Crain’s Chicago Business

Costly Auto Repairs Driving Consumers Into a Financial Ditch
05/19/22, The Skanner

National Consumer Law Center: National Auto Repair Chains Must Stop Offering Predatory Loans Through EasyPay Finance and TAB Bank
9/22, Advisor News

Private Equity’s power plants more Co2 than Argentina
05/19/22, E&E News

Regulator’s move is intended to improve transparency around environmental impacts of listed companies
05/03/22, Banking Exchange

Barr, Biden’s pick for Fed regulatory role, will be questioned by the Senate
05/19/22, Reuters
Also Appeared in: The Bharat Express News, Financial Post, KFGO, The Singapore Time, WNCY, International Business Times, Financial Assets, Kitco

The Deep Roots of the Racial Wealth Gap—and How We Undo It
05/16/22, Yes Magazine
Also Appeared in: Resilience

Consumer groups urge feds to crack down on ‘junk fees’
05/04/22, Consumer Affairs

Consumer Groups Urge Action on “Junk Fees”
05/02/22, Newsbreak

ETA’s Talbott addresses digital wallet hearing on Capitol Hill
04/30/22, Green Sheet

Americans for Financial Reform: Survey Reveals Retail Investors Want SEC to Require Climate Disclosure
04/30/22, Targeted News

New Polling on Sec’s Climate Disclosure Plan
04/29/22, Politico

Coalition asks FTC to protect consumers from unfair auto sales schemes
04/29/22, U.S Pirg

Survey Reveals Retail Investors Want SEC to Require Climate Disclosure
04/29/22, Public Citizen

“The Name’s Bond:” Remarks At City Week
04/26/22, Public Now

CEO-Bonus Scrutiny Grows as Millions Paid Out Even in Down Years
04/25/22, Bloomberg
Also Appeared in: Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg Tax, Bloomberg Quint, Account Today, Honest Columnist, Reporter Wings

Regulators May Be Missing the Weakest Link in Crypto
04/25/22, Liquidity Provider

Long-Awaited Crypto Rules May Be Ignoring the Most Dangerous Stablecoins
04/25/22, Barrons
Also Appeared in: Market Watch, Business Shala, Aliens

Activists vs the SEC
04/21/22, Financial Times
Also Appeared in: Reporter Wings, Biz News Post, UK Today News, Honest Columnist, Business Fast, World News Era

NASAA Annual Public Policy Symposium to Focus on Investor Protection in a Digital Age
04/20/22, NASAA

Banks that have cut or eliminated overdraft fees
04/20/22, Bankrate

Why Does JP Morgan Chase, Largest U.S. Bank, Send Campaign Checks To Democrats Kyrsten Sinema And Hakeem Jeffries?
04/19/22, The Moguldom Nation

Public Citizen: California Climate Insurance Disclosure Bill Stalls
04/19/22, Insurance Newsnet

Financial Policy Stymied as Biden Faces Confirmation Struggles
04/09/22, The Wall Street Journal

Biden and Trump Both Trashed Private Equity’s Favorite Tax Dodge. Surprise! It’s Still Here.
05/09/22, Mother Jones

Financial trades ask Congress to tighten industrial loan company rules
04/08/22, CU Insight
Also Appeared In: Public, OSPIRG, ICBA, CU Today

Banks, Credit Unions and Consumer Groups Call for Passage of Bipartisan Solution to Close ILC Loophole
04/05/22, Bank Policy Institute

What is Climate Finance?
04/14/22, Greenlining

Rep. Jamaal Bowman Introduces Bill To Make Billionaires Pay Fair Share
04/14/22, Jamaal Bowman
Also Appeared in: Common Dreams

Taxing Carried Interest As Ordinary Income: The Idea That Never Dies, But Never Becomes Law Either
04/13/22, Bisnow

Financial Policy Stymied as Biden Faces Confirmation Struggles
04/09/22, The Wall Street Journal

Financial trades ask Congress to tighten industrial loan company rules
04/08/22, CUInsight

White House, Reed, Warren, Sanders, Merkley Introduce Bill to shield Americans from sky-high credit card rates
04/08/22, Sheldon Whitehouse
Also Appeared in: Public Now

Banks, credit unions urge Congress to close the industrial loan company loophole
04/07/22, Financial Regulation News

Banks change their tack in navigating the culture war
04/05/22, American Banker

Banks, Credit Unions and Consumer Groups Call for Passage of Bipartisan Solution to Close ILC Loophole
04/05/22, ICBA
Also Appeared in: OSPIRG, CU Today

Consumer Groups Join with Banks to Call for Regulation of Fintech Lenders
04/05/22, Newsbreak

MIL-OSI USA: Rep. Maloney Continues the Fight to End Predatory Overdrafts Fees
04/02/22, Foreign Affairs

A contentious union drive at private equity-owned Sabre Industries in Sioux City
04/02/22, The Real News Network

Bill seeks to put cap on overdraft fees
04/01/22, CBS17
Also Appeared in: Tristate, Fox4, Newsbreak, Fox8

House panel’s overdraft hearing shows partisan divide
04/01/22, Banking Dive

Bankruptcy Trustee Wants Art Van Furniture Heirs to Repay Million
04/01/22, Wealth Advisor

Rep. Lynch introduces bill to develop electronic version of U.S. dollar
03/31/22, Financial Regulation News

What Progressives Won in the Fight to Save the US Postal Service
03/31/22, The Washington Monthly

MIL-OSI USA: Pressley, Lynch, Colleagues Announce Legislation to Develop Electronic Version of U.S. Dollar
03/31/22, ForeignAffairs

Trump’s Favorite Postmaster Is Surviving Biden—and Maybe Even Saving the USPS
03/31/22, Bloomberg Businessweek

ECASH: U.S. Politicians Propose Bill for a Non-Blockchain-Based Digital Dollar-crypto news
03/29/22, Crypto News
Also Appeared in: American Crypto Association

Bottom line
03/29/22, The Hil
Also Appeared in: MSN, Pedfire

House Committee Chair Proposes Privacy-Preserving Digital Currency
03/29/22, Be in Crypto

The SEC’s Proposed Climate Rules Highlight the Scope 3 Emissions Debate
03/24/22, Green Queen

New SEC climate rule leaves progressives wanting more
03/23/22, The Hill
Also appeared in: USA Breaking News, MSN, From Press

SEC Proposes New Climate Change Disclosures for Companies
03/23/22, Smithsonian Magazine

Senate Banking Committee Issues Testimony From Public Citizen Counsel Gregg
03/23/22, Advisor News

Rich countries must end oil and gas production by 2034, report says
03/22/22, The Washington Post

SEC sparks fight over plan to publicize climate pollution
03/22/22, E&E News
Also appeared in, Scientific American, News From The People To The People,
News World Era, Report Wire, Head Topics, Politico Pro

U.S. Regulator to Require Climate Risk Disclosure from All Publicly-Traded Companies
03/23/22, The Energy Mix

SEC climate disclosure rule met with cautious welcome
03/22/22, Green Central Bank

Two ways the SEC’s climate proposal could impact private markets
03/22/22, Private Equity

Rep. Khanna, Senator Warren Introduce Bill to Prevent Corporations From Profiting Off Water Rights
03/22/22, Food & Water Watch

Congress Questions $696 Billion in Paycheck Protection Program Loans Forgiven by the Small Business Administration Ahead of House Oversight Hearing
03/22/22, Business Wire
Also appeared in: Insider Tracking

Bankruptcy trustee wants Art Van Furniture heirs to repay millions
03/22/22, Detroit Free Press

UNITE HERE Local 11: Congress Questions $696 Billion in Paycheck Protection Program Loans Forgiven by the Small Business Administration Ahead of House Oversight Hearing
03/22/22, Business Wirer
Also appeared in: The Associated Press, Metro Latino USA, News Press Now, News Channel Nebraska, Fat Pitch Financial, The Facts, Wakponeta Daily News, Finance Livemore, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Citizen Tribune, BENZINGA, Street Insider, Fox 28, Spoke, The Register-Herald, The Manchester Time, Starkville Daily News, Markets Chronicle Journal, Market Financial Content, The Kane Republican, Morning Star, The Rigway Record, Poteau Daily News, The One Observer News Entreprise, HTV10, The Newport Daily Express

Welcoming the Future of Water Act on World Water Day
03/22/22, IATP

Release: Rep. Ro Khanna and Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduce Bill to prevent large corporations from profiting off water and water rights.
03/22/22, Public Now
Also appeared in: Sierra Sun Times

The SEC proposed a landmark climate disclosure rule. Here’s what to know.
03/21/22, The Washington Post

Did charter schools game the system? Many cashed in on forgiven PPP loans they didn’t actually need
03/20/22, USA TODAY
Also appeared in: News Break, MSN Money, Business Telegraph, Farmers Advance

How Obama Protected White-collar criminals and Tainted the Justice System in The 2008 Recession
03/16/22, The Progressive Investor
Also appeared in: Blogarama

The Emperor puts his foot down
03/14/22, Digby

Building Power with Popular Education
03/04/22, The Forge

Brown Introduces Bill to Protect Consumers By Banning Forced Arbitration
03/07/22, US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
Also appeared in: Public Now, Foreign Affairs, Financial Regulation News

Why it costs money to get your own money
03/10/22, Vox
Also appeared in: The World News, Across The Fader, DNYUZ

The Real Reason Republicans Are Blocking Biden’s Fed Nominees
03/03/2022, The American Prospect

The SEC comes for private funds
03/03/22, Financial Times
Also appeared in: UK Today News, Biz News Post, Honest Columnist, Henry Tapper

CFPB focuses on consumer pain points
03/02/22, OSPIRG

How Fossil-Fuel Companies Are Stonewalling Sarah Bloom Raskin’s Nomination to the Fed
03/02/22, The New Yorker

Unimpressed with post office banking trial, backers eye new initiative
03/01/22, Roll Call
Also appeared in: Union-Bulletin, Popular Resistance

White House Releases Sweeping Nursing Home Reform Proposals, Takes Aim at Private Equity Ownership
02/28/22, Skilled Nursing News

Roosevelt Institute Welcomes Dr. Saule Omarova as Senior Fellow
02/24/22, Roosevelt Institute

On Presidents’ Day, make a plan to stand up for democracy
02/21/22, The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide
Also appeared in: Blogarama  

Top environmental groups call on Biden to protect mature trees and forests on federal lands from logging
02/16/22, Biz News Post

Top environmental groups call on Biden to protect mature trees and forests on federal lands from logging
02/15/22, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: Biz News Post

What Happened, Ms. Yellen?
02/15/22, The American Prospect

The Role Student Debt Plays in the Racial Wealth Gap
02/15/22, Shelter Force

Green Groups Want Offsets Disclosed as Part of SEC’s Climate Rule
02/14/22, Bloomberg

Dark money comes into the light
02/14/22, Financial Times
Also appeared in: OLT News, Today UK News

Green Groups Want Offsets Disclosed as Part of SEC’s Climate Rule
02/14/22, Bloomberg Law
Also appeared in: Wealth Management Online, BNN Bloomberg

Energy Briefing: Democrats Want Updated Water Project Guideline
02/14/22, Bloomberg Government

Predatory loans for puppies must be stopped, say consumer and animal welfare advocates
02/14/22, U.S. PIRG

National Community Reinvestment Coalition: Dozens of Community Groups Call on Regulators to Reject Blockchain Startup Figure’s Bank Charter Application
02/11/22, Advisor News

SEC proposes basic rules for private equity, hedge funds
02/10/22, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: North Bay Business Journal

SEC Adopts New Disclosure Rules For Private Equity Shops And Hedge Funds
02/10/22, ZeroHedge

AFT President Weingarten Issues Statement Backing New SEC Rules On Private Equity
02/10/22, American Federation of Teachers
Also appeared in: Publicnow

SEC Proposes Broad Disclosure Rules for Private Investment Funds
02/09/22, The Wall Street Journal

SEC seeks to bolster disclosure rules for private equity and hedge funds
02/09/22, Financial Times
Also appeared in: Before It’s News

SEC seeks to bolster disclosure rules for private equity and hedge funds
02/09/22, Biz News Post

New regulations proposed for U.S. private fund advisers
02/09/22, Investment Executive

House Republicans and Democrats agree on $57 billion USPS overhaul
02/08/2022, The Washington Post

U.S crypto lobby expenditure more than doubled in 2021: Here are the biggest spenders
02/08/22, Cointelegraph
Also appeared in: Fish Tech News, Head Topics

When Private Equity Becomes Your Landlord
02/07/22, ProPublica
Also appeared in: Crooks and Liars, Tucson Sentinel, National Cyber Security News, Route Fifty

Four Utah banks targeted for laundering predatory loans of up to 225% APR
02/04/22, ABC4

MIL-OSI USA: Two Sherman Provisions Pass House — Will Provide Transparency When Chinese Companies Sell Stock to U.S. Investors
02/04/22, Foreign Affairs

Raskin takes one for the team
02/04/22, Politico

Biden Forfeits ‘Ability To Scapegoat Powell’ With Fed Pick, Liberals Say
02/04/22, Insurance News

“Advocates urge FDIC to crack down on ‘rent-a-bank’ schemes”
02/04/22, Politico

At Start of Black History Month, Over 350 Groups Urge US House Leadership To Back H.R. 40
02/04/22, Human Rights Watch

Private Equity Takeover Could Hurt Kohl’s and Its Employees
02/01/22, Up North News

The Fed’s Climate Awakening
01/31/22, Project Syndicate

Why U.S. Chamber of Commerce is concerned about Biden’s banking nominees 
01/30/22, American Banker
Also appeared in: Bloomberg Quint

Crypto Critic Joins CFPB
01/27/22, PYMNTS

U.S. senior citizens protected from financial fraud under Scott bill
01/25/22, The Ripon Advance

Progressive Groups Call for Restoring Risk Watchdog’s Powers
1/25/22, Bloomberg News

Nicklaus: Banks reduce overdraft fees as regulatory threat looms
01/24/22, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

New Bill Would Fund States’ Efforts to Protect Older Investors  
01/21/22, Think Advisor

Bank of America slashes fees for overdrawn accounts
01/11/22, The Washington Post

Wall Street Braces for More Rules With Trump-Era FDIC Chief Gone
1/04/22, Bloomberg News
Also apeared in: BNN Bloomberg, Bloomberg Quint, Crain’s Cleveland Business

Those Electrifying Speculators
12/22/21, The American Prospect

More Than 100 Groups Call on CFTC To Shut Down Dangerous ‘Water Futures’ Market
12/20/21, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: Daily Kos

Hit Pause on All Bank Mergers
12/15/21, Politico’s Morning Money

The F.D.I.C. holds a public board meeting amid internal unrest.
12/14/21, The New York Times
Also appeared in: World Nation News, Techilive, and Lightly News

Support builds for reversing Trump’s limits on ESG investing
12/13/21, E&E News
Also appeared in: Common Dreams

Payday Lenders Hit With Racketeering Suit In Ill.
12/12/21, Law 360
Also appeared in: Original Newsbreak

Janet Yellen Walks Political Tightrope to Deliver on Biden’s Climate Promises
12/12/21, Wall Street Journal

Crypto CEOs to Congress: We want regulation our way
12/09/21, Politico’s Morning Money

Biden’s OCC Nominee Withdraws
12/08/21, Politico’s Morning Money

Watchdogs Urge DOJ to Investigate Legality of Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Venture
12/07/21, Truthout

Cancel Student Debt Now
12/07/2021, A Union of Professionals
Also appeared in: Public.

Debt collectors can now slide into your DMs as Trump social media rule takes effect
12/3/21, Daily Kos
Also appeared in: World Newsology

Could the biggest SPAC deal on record reignite the Wall Street fad?
12/2/21, CNN
Also appeared in: WGTA, 92Q Nashville, Gulf104ABC 17 News, Star 98.9, KVOR, Newstalk WFTW, WICC, KFRU Newstalk, and more. 

Capital One to end overdraft penalties as CFPB takes aim at ‘exploitative junk fees’
12/1/21, The Washington Post

Letter from area leaders demands Giti Tire in Chester County, SC discuss work conditions
11/26/21, The State

AFR Questions Private Equity Report
11/23/21, Politico

$200 Million Whistleblower Reward Sparks Nationwide Debate
11/23/21,  JDSUPRA

Biden forfeits ‘ability to scapegoat Powell’ with Fed pick, liberals say
11/23/21, The Gazette
Also appeared in: The Washington Examiner, PressFrom, and The Daily Advent

Biden opts for stability with Powell as Fed pick, but progressives aren’t happy
11/22/21, Fortune
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance

Elizabeth Warren says she will oppose Jerome Powell’s nomination, even as top Democrats express support.
11/22/21, The New York Times

Fed’s Bank-Watchdog Vacancy Spurs Louder Progressive Cries
11/22/21, Bloomberg News
Also appeared in: Bloomberg Quint, MSN, BNN Bloomberg, and Simple Money Goals

U.S. progressives frustrated by White House delay on Fed regulation chief
11/22/21, Reuters
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance, Yahoo News, MSN, FX Empire, Metro, The Gazette, SaltWire, MarketScreener, MyNews, and more

Biden renames Powell to lead Fed, risking the left’s wrath
11/22/21, Politico

Two Dems Could Sabotage Bank Regulator Who Opposed Their Deregulatory Agenda
11/22/21, The American Prospect

Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund Issues Public Comment on Treasury Notice
11/20/21, Insurance News Net

The Crypto Industry’s Solution for Regulation: We’ll Handle It
11/19/21, Bloomberg News

Who’s Afraid of Saule Omarova? How a Joe Biden nominee became the target of a ludicrous red-baiting campaign.
11/17/21, New York Magazine – Intelligencer

Biden Administration Is Playing With Fire by Failing to Regulate Cryptocurrency
11/16/21, Truthout

With tighter rules, private equity can help, not hurt, workers and communities
11/14/21, Chicago Sun-Times
Also appeared in: Times News Express

Biden faces new pressure from climate groups after Powell pick
11/11/21, The Hill
Also appeared in: PressFrom, MSN, Daily Magazine

Some progressive groups aren’t happy with Janet Yellen
11/11/21, The Washington Post

Bank Merger Review Modernization Act
11/11/21, Investopedia

Inside the brewing fight over the SEC’s ESG enforcement
11/10/21, Fast Company
Also appeared in: Business Breaking NewsCapital & Main

Markey-Merkley Bill Would Stop Big Banks From ‘Throwing Money at Dirty Fossil Fuel Projects’
11/5/21, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: Pedfire

The Fed: nothing between the lines
11/4/21,  Financial Times

Morning Money
11/2/21, Politico

SEC Gets Path to Rein In Stablecoins as U.S. Weighs New Rules
10/26/21, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: Gulf Times, Pensions & Investments

Private equity, hedge funds accounted for over $625 million in political spending during 2020 campaign, study says
10/25/21, CNBC
Also appeared in: NBC Philadephia, NBC LA, NBC NY, NBC San Diego, NBC Miami, MSN Money, Insider Voice

Buyout Firms Set Record for Loading Companies With Debt to Pay Themselves
10/25/21, The Wall Street Journal

What FSOC’s climate risk report means for banks
10/24/21, American Banker
Also appeared in: Pressfrom

Climate advocates turn sights on Wall Street
10/22/21, The Hill
Also appeared in: MSN, Pressfrom

Democratic lawmakers introduce bill to reform private equity industry
10/22/21, Financial Regulation News

Republicans and Wall Street Are Smearing Biden’s Bank Regulator as a Commie
10/22/21, The New Republic

In Defense of OCC Nominee Saule Omarova
10/21/21, CoinDesk

Also appeared in: Fintech Zoom, Nasdaq

Treasury’s Climate Report Light on Specifics, Regulators Must Go Much Farther, Faster
10/21/21, Public Citizen

Sen. Warren, other Democrats revive legislation to crack down on private-equity buyouts
10/20/21, CNBC
Also appeared in: NBCDFW, NBC San Diego, NBC LA, NBC New York, NBC Miami, NBC Philadelphia, MSN Money

Taking Aim at Predatory Equity Firms, Warren Leads Bill to ‘Stop Wall Street Looting’
10/20/21, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: Nation of Change, ZNet

Fears of partisanship rise as 2 Fed banks seek new leaders
10/19/21, S&P Global-Market Intelligence

Biden’s Bank Regulation Nominee Is Facing A ‘Red Scare McCarthyism’ Campaign
10/14/21, Huffpost
Also appeared in: World News Era, Yahoo News

Progress Virginia: “Hypocrite Glenn Youngkin Speaks Out Against, and then Profits From Over Policing”
10/13/21, Blue Virginia

Treasury Report Must Call for Bold, Immediate Action on Climate-Related Financial Risk
10/13/21, Common Dreams

Regulators must act to protect financial system from climate risk: report
10/13/21, The Hill

When Wall Street Came to my Mobile Home Park
10/13/21, Otherwords
Also appeared in: Counterpunch, Beachwood Reporter, Inequality.orgNewsUS, Yerepouni News, USSA News, City Watch, The Edwardsville Intelligencer, The NC Advertiser, The Daily Montanan, and Miles City Star

EDITORIAL USPS is flirting with postal banking. That’s a good thing.
10/10/21, Boston Globe Editorial Board

Working for companies owned by well-heeled private-equity firms can mean lower wages for employees
10/9/21, NBC News
Also appeared in: Head Topics, The World News

Louis DeJoy Is Doing Something Progressives Like
10/8/21, The New York Times

The Postal Service is slowing the mail to save money. Critics say it’s a death spiral
10/8/21, NPR

Corporations, Capital Markets, & the Common Good — How We’re Working to Reorient the Rules and Rebalance Power in Our Economy
10/6/21, Omidyar Network

New Postal Banking Pilots Trigger Praise, Concern
10/5/21, The American Prospect

Postal Service Launches Banking Pilot With Hopes to Expand in Early 2022
10/4/21, Government Executive

Can a post office be a bank? New services test a progressive priority
10/4/21, NBC News

Washington takes aim at the booming crypto industry
10/2/21, The Washington Post

DeJoy’s plan to make U.S. mail slower and more expensive reignites calls for his ouster
10/1/21, MSNBC

More mail delays coming as postal workers worry about future of post office
10/1/21, NBC News

DeFi Platform Mistakenly Sends $89 Million; CEO Begs Return
10/1/21, Bloomberg News
Also appeared in: Bloomberg Quint, New Hampshire Union Leader, NDTV, and many more.

A potential Powell renomination for Fed faces some dissent
09/29/21, AP News
Also appeared in: MSN News, Spectrum News 1, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Missoulian online, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, NewsMax, Napa Valley Register, GazetteXtra, Press From, KKCO 11 News, and dozens more

Groups Call on Federal Regulators to Urge Banks to Assess Climate Risks
09/29/21, NRDC

Fed Climate Stress Test Model for Banks Seen in Research Paper
09/27/21, Bloomberg News
Also appeared in: Regina Leader-Post, BNN Bloomberg, Bloomberg Quint

Close the Carried Interest Loophole and End Private Equity Abuse
Also appeared in: Common Dreams, Colorado Times Recorder

‘Radical’ Biden nominee faces backlash from banks
09/24/21, Politico
Also appeared in: Good World News, The World News, Press From, News AKMI

Four corporate owners generate a quarter of complaints from Colorado’s mobile home residents
09/23/21, The Denver Post
Also appeared in: FreeAds World News

SEC Should Amp Up Crypto Crackdown, Investor Advocates Say
09/21/21, Bloomberg News
Also appeared in: Bitcoin Insider, CoinGape, Zephyrnet, Bank Automation News, Insurance Journal, CryptoNews, Coin

Senate Democrats Have a Big New Corporate Tax Idea
09/20/21, The Washington Monthly

Advocates Call on Biden to Nominate Fed Chair Who Will Address Climate-Related Financial Risk
09/20/21, The Magazine Plus

Private equity’s future hinges on ditching worst impulses
09/19/21, PitchBook
Also appeared in: Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance

Private Equity Destroyed my Job
Also appeared in: Otherwords, CounterPunch, The Beachwood Reporter, The Press

Companies backed by private-equity firms got $5 billion out of $2 trillion in federal Covid relief
09/15/21, NBC News
Also appeared in: Daily Hind News, PressFrom 

Biden Shouldn’t Reappoint Powell to Federal Reserve. He’s Soft on Wall Street
09/15/21, Truthout

Progressive Democrats Set Out to Defund the Fossil Fuel Industry
09/15/21, The Nation

Corporate Property-Buying Spree May Make Housing Even Less Affordable Amid COVID
09/13/21, Portside 

ETFs: how to balance freedom and investor protection? Disclose the downside 
09/13/21, Financial Times
Also appeared in: Business Fast, USA News Wall

Why some backers of student lending product welcome CFPB crackdown
09/13/21, American Banker
Also appeared in: USA News Wall, Pledge Times

Brown, Wyden Unveil Major New Legislation to Tax Stock Buybacks 
09/10/21, Sherrod Brown Press Release 

Advocates Call on Biden to Nominate Fed Chair Who Will Address Climate-Related Financial Risk
09/09/21, CommonDream

The Big SPAC Crackdown
09/02/21, New York Magazine

Clash among progressives is boosting the Fed chief’s path to keeping his job
09/01/21, Politico

Private Equity’s Potential Payday From Build Back Better
08/31/21, The American Prospect

Banks Brace for Overdraft Scrutiny From Biden’s Bank Regulators
08/31/21, Bloomberg Law

WI Plant Closure Seen as Example for Private-Equity Reform
08/26/21, Public News Service
Also appeared in: The Mountain Dispatch, Seehafer News, Minnesota News Connection, KPFA-FM, WFDL-FM, WMUU LPFM, WIDE-LP, WXVM-FM, WJMT-AM, WXPR-FM, Argus Sun, WAUP-LP, WXPW-FM

Corporate Property-Buying Spree May Make Housing Even Less Affordable Amid COVID
08/20/21, Truthout

Ricardo Valadez, Lee McIntyre & Harvey Kaye | The Nomiki Show 08-18-21
08/18/21, The Nomiki Show

Bitcoin Fans Are Suddenly a Political Force
08/16/21, The Wall Street Journal

Progressive Opposition to Jerome Powell Clouds His Chances for Second Term as Fed Chairman
08/10/21, The Wall Street Journal

Booker, Warren Reintroduce Bill to Crack Down on Bank Overdraft Fees
08/09/21, Insider NJ

Robinhood gets paid for each trade on its platform. Regulators are skeptical of the practice, but what retail traders think is more complicated.
08/08/21, Business Insider

Advocates Decry Oportun’s Bid For Federal Bank Charter
08/08/21, Law360

Matsui and Colleagues Lead Effort to Expand and Improve Language Assistance Services at Federal Agencies
08/04/21, Office of Representative Doris Matsui

How Private Equity Firms Prey on the Public
08/04/21, Free Speech TV

Who owns the single-family rentals and what do we know about them?
08/03/21, Kinder Institute for Research at Rice University

Column: California’s usury law caps loan rates. Bizarrely, most lenders are exempt
07/30/21, Los Angeles Times

U.S. Senators Seek to Cap Consumer Loans at 36%
07/28/21, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

Looking for a Job? Check Your Credit Report First.
07/26/21, Consumer Reports

Greens question deep-sea miner’s financial disclosures
07/23/21, E&E

Senate bill would cap interest, fees on consumer loans at 36 percent
07/22/21, Financial Regulation News

House advances bill restoring FTC’s ability to help consumers get money back from scammers
07/22/21, Financial Regulation News

Sewell votes in favor of the Consumer Protection and Recovery Act
07/21/21, Alabama Political Reporter

Rein In Private Equity Before It Destroys More Jobs
Also appeared in: The Gazette Extra, Beachwood Reporter, Consortium News

Rep. Sewell Votes to Strengthen Consumer Protections Amid Surge in Scams and Fraud during Pandemic
07/20/21, Office of Representative Terri Sewell

State of Crypto: Stablecoin Rules Are Coming
07/20/21, Coindesk
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance

Warren: CFPB should take a closer look at overdraft fees, crypto
07/19/21, American Banker
Also appeared in: Law 360

Congressman Horsford Introduces Bill to Protect Nevadans from Unfair Double Taxation of Consumer Settlements
07/19/21, Office of Representative Steven Horsford

Whitehouse, Senators Introduce Bill to Protect Consumers from Predatory, High Cost Lending
07/16/21, Office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

Waters Announces Introduction of Groundbreaking Legislative Housing Package
07/15/21, Office of Representative Maxine Waters

Unions, Advocacy Groups Push SEC to Get Tough on Private Equity
07/14/21, Wall Street Journal

Durbin, Senators Introduce Bill To Protect Consumers From Shady, High Cost Lending
07/14/21, Office of Senator Dick Durbin

Financial Reformers to Biden: Start Nominating Regulators!
07/13/21, The American Prospect

Rep. Maloney reintroduces Overdraft Protection Act
07/02/21, Financial Regulation News

Rodríguez Valladares Testified On Climate As A Systemic Risk To The Financial System
07/01/21, Forbes

President Signs Van Hollen, Brown Legislation to Strike Down Trump-era “Rent-A-Bank” Rule
06/30/21, U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

Maloney Joins with Consumer Advocates to Introduce Overdraft Protection Act of 2021
06/30/21, Office of U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney

CFPB Narrows Foreclosure Limits In COVID-19 Servicer Regs
06/28/21, Law360

Congress acts to stop lenders charging sky-high interest rates
06/25/21, Boston Globe

House passes bill to repeal OCC ‘true lender’ rule
06/24/21, The Hill
Also appeared in: MSN

One of Wall Street’s craziest trading days could be ‘rocket fuel’ for stocks targeted by SPAC mergers. An ETF expert explains how that will leave those companies vulnerable to the wrath of short sellers.
06/24/21, Business Insider

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Is a Gift to Wall Street, at the Planet’s Expense
06/23/21, The New Republic

Bitcoin falls below $30,000 on China crypto-crackdown
06/22/21, BBC

Rep. Vargas’ Corporate Governance Improvement and Investor Protection Legislative Package Passes the House
06/17/21, Office of Representative Juan Vargas

GameStop. Dogecoin. Now AMC. Do meme traders need to be protected from themselves?
06/16/21, Vox
Also appeared in: MSN Money

‘Battle lines are being drawn’ on climate disclosure
06/15/21, E&E

Private equity’s terrible impact on New Jersey’s nursing homes | Opinion

AICPA, CAQ back climate change disclosures to SEC
06/15/21,  Accounting Today

Wall Street’s $3 Billion Political Investment is a Bargain
Also appeared in: Common Dreams, Counterpunch, LA Progressive, Nation of Change, The Defender

Jerome Powell Went Easy on Wall Street
06/10/21, The American Prospect

Broken Promise? Native Hawaiians’ Ongoing Feud With Bank of America
06/7/21, Honolulu Civil Beat

Gensler Ousts PCAOB Chair; Other Board Members to Follow
06/4/21, CFO

Biden’s Jekyll-and-Hyde Judicial Nominations
06/1/21, The American Prospect

Unregulated Cryptocurrency Bubble Could Send the Economy Into a Tailspin
05/29/21, Truthout

Lawmakers Float Bills to Consider ESG Factors in Choosing Investments
05/28/21, Financial Advisor IQ

Lots of Archegos ‘copy cats’ out there and hedge funds using similar loopholes: Policy analyst
05/28/21, BNN Bloomberg

Schatz, Casten Reintroduce Legislation To Ensure U.S. Financial System Is Prepared For Climate Change
05/27/21, Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz

Two experts break down first day of Big Bank CEOs’ testimonies
05/27/21, CNBC

Progressive Groups Push for New Rule That Could Break Up Big Banks
05/27/21, The Intercept

Opinion: How billionaires’ secretive speculation threatens the next financial meltdown
05/26/21, Market Watch

Biden’s Call For FSOC Advice Seen Driving Strict Climate Finance Rules
05/25/21, Inside EPA

Wall Street is facing a $9 trillion problem
05/25/21, CNN Business

SPACs go to Congress
05/24/21, Axios
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance

House Democrats take aim at SPACs as shell companies’ performance worsens
05/24/21, Market Watch
Also appeared in: MSN Money, Morning Star

Should Biden Cancel Student Debt? Over 1 Million Americans Say So
05/21/21, National Interest

PCAOB Critics Call On Gensler to Clean House
05/20/21, CFO

Virtual Hearing – Going Public: SPACs, Direct Listings, Public Offerings, and the Need for Investor Protections
05/20/21, U.S. House Financial Services Committee

Everything You Need to Know About the DOL Fiduciary Rule
05/22/21, Investopedia

Fmr. Wall Street professional examines the fallout from Archegos
05/19/21, Yahoo Finance

Opinion | These Invisible Whales Could Sink the Economy
05/18/21, New York Times

Progressives Call on SEC’s Gensler to Fire U.S. Audit Regulators
05/17/21, Bloomberg Law

Progressives tell SEC chair to fire Trump-era audit board
05/17/21, Politico

Sen. Baldwin introduces bill to close carried interest tax loophole
05/14/21, Financial Regulation News

Homeowner Assistance Fund Part of American Rescue Plan – Update
05/13/21, EIN Presswire

House bill aims to protect consumers from debt collector harassment
05/13/21, American Banker

Advocates Applaud Senate Rollback of Pro-Predatory Lending Rule
05/12/21, Value Walk

Senators Baldwin, Manchin, Brown Introduce Tax Reform Legislation to Close Carried Interest Tax Loophole
05/12/21, Office of U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin

The rising financialization of the U.S. economy harms workers and their families, threatening a strong recovery
05/11/21, Washington Center of Equitable Growth

The SEC has proposed cracking down on blank-check companies. Why the ‘SPAC Mafia’ hedge funds aren’t worried about regulation
05/11/21, Business Insider

San Francisco Supervisors Put Corporate Responsibility to the Test
05/11/21, LA Progressive

These are the companies still giving money to the lawmakers who voted to overturn the election results
05/09/21, Business Insider

Here’s who would benefit most from student loan forgiveness
05/07/21, CNBC

Why stocks soared while America struggled
05/07/21, Vox
Also appeared in: MSN Money

Millions of Low-Income People Are Locked Out of The Financial System. More Big Tech Monopoly Power Is Not The Answer.
05/06/21, The Appeal

House members urge finance subcommittee leaders to support postal banking pilot
05/5/21, Financial Regulation News

Congress’s inaction on ILCs, fintech charters worries bankers
05/4/21, American Banker

A reckoning for Spacs: will regulators deflate the boom?
05/4/21, Financial Times

Congressional Democrats push Biden’s CFPB to confront racism
05/4/21, Roll Call

People over Profits: Protecting Nursing Home Patients from Private Equity
04/30/21, Roosevelt Institute

Pascrell, Ocasio-Cortez, Kaptur Lead Colleagues Demanding Support for Postal Banking
04/30/21, InsiderNJ

People moves: Redington creates deputy CEO role
04/29/21, IPE Magazine

Biden Trial Court Picks Bring Immigration, Labor Background
04/29/21, Bloomberg Law

Biden Names More Diverse Judges To Federal Bench As Senate Scrutinizes Others
04/29/21, Forbes

UNITE HERE: Coalition of Watchdogs and Labor Groups Call on SBA to Release Pandemic Relief Data
04/26/21, Business Wire
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance, Digital Journal, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Newport Daily Press

Senators Warren & Markey Re-Introduce Legislation To Confront America’s Housing Crisis
04/25/21, Framingham Source

READOUT: Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo’s Meeting with Americans for Financial Reform
04/23/21, U.S. Department of Treasury

Wall Street Money in Washington
04/24/21, The KPFA Evening News

Cleaver, Warren Lead Coalition to Reintroduce Historic Legislation to Confront America’s Housing Crisis
04/23/21, Office of U.S. Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver (D-MO)

Corporate America Could Put Real Pressure On Politicians Trying To Suppress The Vote
04/22/21, WAMC Northeast Public Radio

A $6 Trillion Family Office World Fights Post-Archegos Crackdown
04/22/21, BNN Bloomberg
Also appeared in: Wealth Management

SEC’s Gensler Appoints Chief of Staff, Policy Director
04/21/21, Financial Advisor IQ

Groups urge OCC to examine bank’s involvement in student loan product
04/21/21, American Banker

SEC to Examine Fund Disclosure Rules After Archegos Blowup
04/21/21, Bloomberg News
Also appeared in: BNN Bloomberg, MSN, Yahoo Finance, Boston Globe

Executives Wonder if Their Stock Selloffs Were Linked to Archegos
04/21/21, Morning Star

How to secure the future funding and sustainability of UK care homes
04/21/21, The Economist Intelligence Unit

Gensler Names Senior Advisor with Ties to Labor
04/20/21, National Association of Plan Advisors

Gary Gensler Names Initial Senior Staff Members
04/19/21, Securities and Exchange Commission

SEC Chair Gensler Picks Former AFL-CIO Policy Director as a Top Advisor
04/19/21, Think Advisor

Wall Street Gave More Money During 2020 Election Than Any Campaign Season in US History
04/16/21, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: Salon, Raw Story

Wall St. Pumped Record $2.9 Billion to Washington Politicians, At Least
04/16/21, Institute for Public Accuracy

Kevin O’Leary: Hiking corporate tax rates would kill economic growth
04/16/21, CNBC Squawk Box

Wall Street gave $43.5 million to GOP lawmakers who voted to overturn the presidential election
04/16/21, Business Insider

Wall Street spent a record $2.9 billion on political contributions and lobbying in 2019 and 2020, a new study shows. Here’s who spent, and received, the most cash.
04/16/21, Business Insider
Also appeared in: MSN News, Yahoo News

Feinstein, Warren, Casten, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill Requiring Public Companies to Disclose Climate-Related Risks
04/15/21, Office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Wall St made record $2.9B political contributions in 2019-2020 cycle: Here’s who received donations
04/15/21, Fox Business

Wall Street spent $2.9B on campaigns, lobbying in 2020 election: study
04/15/21, The Hill

Wall Street execs, employees spent $2.9 billion on campaigns, lobbying during 2020 election, study shows
04/15/21, CNBC

Jake Auchincloss is introducing his first bill as a member of Congress
04/13/21, Boston News

Biden pledged professional diversity for his judicial picks with a break from Big Law. Progressives say he’s off to a bad start.
04/13/21, Business Insider

Archegos Left a Sparse Paper Trail for a $10 Billion Firm
04/12/21, The New York Times

Didn’t Get Your $1,400 Stimulus Check? A Debt Collector Might Have It.
04/09/21, National Interest

Federal Bench Needs Judicial Nominees with Consumer Perspective
04/09/21, ValueWalk

Biden Is Already Facing Pushback From His Own Base On Judicial Nominees
04/09/21, Buzzfeed News

Financial Reform Group Calls for Changes to 13F Reporting, Family Office Exemption Following Archegos Collapse
04/07/21, Reuters

Groups Seek New Biden EO To Put Climate At Center Of Finance Rules
04/02/21, Inside EPA

The U.S. has been lagging on climate risk regulation: here’s how it will lead
03/31/21, Climate Works

State and national bans on evictions extended at 11th hour
03/31/21, Carolina Public Press

John Kerry Urged to Help End Flow of Finance From Wall Street to Industries Fueling Climate Crisis
03/31/21, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: Salon

The Weekly Planet: 3 Ways That Biden Could Green the Financial System
03/30/21, The Atlantic
Also appeared in: MSN Money

Wall Street frenzy over shell companies draws attention of SEC
03/30/21, Politico

What to know about the SPACs craze and why it’s concerning economists
03/30/21, ABC News

U.S. Largest Provider of Single-Family Rent Homes Made Largest Profit Ever Amid Pandemic
03/30/21, Newsweek

The Education Department’s Slow-Walk on Student Debt
03/30/21, The American Prospect

Despite eviction ban complaints, big landlords report record profits
03/30/21, CBS News

How schools fit into Biden’s infrastructure push
03/29/21, Politico

The Congressman Represented by the Banking Lobby
03/25/21, Sludge 

Van Hollen, Brown, Garcia Announce Congressional Review Act Legislation to Repeal Trump-Era “Rent-A-Bank” Rule
03/25/21, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen

GameStop hearing targets stock lending, social media
03/23/21, Roll Call
Also appeared in: MSN News

Can the IRS take your stimulus rebate? Here’s what to know
03/23/21, CNBC

A Year After Ending Her Presidential Bid, Warren Wields Soft Power in Washington
03/22/21, The New York Times
Also appeared in: Yahoo News

What Did We Learn from the House Financial Services Committee Hearing on GameStop/Reddit/Robinhood?
03/21/21, Crowdfund Insider

The SPAC market is booming, but there are plenty of bad buys. Here’s what 8 experts say investors should be looking for in their next SPAC investment.
03/20/21, Markets Insider
Also appeared in: MSN Money

Taking on a billionaire landlord in the Twin Cities
03/20/21, Nation of Change

When predatory practices catch up: Sacramento’s largest corporate landlord may be forced to pay millions to struggling renters
03/18/21, Sacramento News & Review

Consumer Federation of America & Other Experts: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling in Goldman Sachs Case Could Have “Devastating Consequences” for Investors, Market Confidence
03/18/21, Business Wire
Also appeared in: MarketWatch, StreetInsider

Education Department throws out Trump-era rule for defrauded students
03/18/21, Yahoo Finance

AFT Sounds Alarm over Private Equity, Urges Trustees with $3 Trillion under Management to Examine Investments
03/18/21, The Americans Federation of Teachers

Teachers’ Union Asks Pensions for Critical Eye on Private Equity
03/18/21, Bloomberg Law

Teachers union aims at private equity
03/18/21, Axios

Americans for Financial Reform’s Alexis Goldstein on solutions post GameStop frenzy
03/18/21, CNBC

A Return to Wall Street’s Low-Rent District
03/18/21, The New York Times

How to clean up your credit report
03/18/21, The Washington Post

The Pandemic Wealth Boom
03/17/21, 94.1 KPFA

Congresswoman Lee, Senator Sanders and Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Combat Corporate Greed and End Outrageous CEO Pay
03/17/21, Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Also appeared in: Common Dreams, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen

House bill would protect consumers from predatory debt collectors
03/17/21, Financial Regulation News

Second GameStop Hearing Focuses On Experts Over Usual Suspects

Possible market weakness faulted for GameStop saga at House hearing
03/17/21, Pensions & Investments
Also appeared in: Barron’s

Robinhood business model under fire at GameStop hearing in Congress
03/17/21, MarketWatch

Letter to President Biden on United States Attorneys
03/17/21, Government Accountability Project

New Report: Billionaire Landlords Profit by $24.4 Billion and Hoard Cash as Millions Face Eviction During the Pandemic
03/17/21, Common Dreams

Taking on a Billionaire Landlord in the Twin Cities
03/17/21, Yes Magazine

First Look
03/17/21, Politico Morning Money

Kerry to Wall Street: Put your money behind your climate PR
03/12/21, Politico
Also appeared in: MSN News, Yahoo Finance

Why the GameStop story is far from over
03/12/21, BBC News
Also appeared in: Yahoo Entertainment

Flood of new SPAC listings overtake 2020’s total after only 3 months
03/11/21, S&P Global

Former Art Van employees win $2M hardship fund from private equity firm
03/11/21, Retail Dive

Biden’s DOJ Picks Assailed for Corporate Ties in Letter to Klain
03/11/21, Bloomberg

Manufacturing union: Giti Tire must ‘honor promises to Chester County’ after layoffs
03/11/21, The Herald
Also appeared in: The State

BuzzFeed in talks to go public through merger with 890 Fifth Avenue, a SPAC focused on media and telecom
03/11/21, Business Insider India

Here’s How to Fix the Broken SPAC Market, Reformers Claim
03/10/21, Institutional Investor

The SEC warns investors of buying celebrity-backed SPACs as the blank-check craze persists
03/10/21, Markets Insider

USW, Giti Tire at odds over PPP funding, job cuts
03/10/21, Rubber News
Also appeared in: Tire Business

SPACs are booming ‘at the expense of retail investors,’ and regulators should take these 5 steps to fix the market, think tanks say
03/07/21, Business Insider
Also appeared in: MSN Money

Head of federal student loan office resigns amid political pressure
03/05/21, Yahoo Finance

Fed digital currency gains steam with Democrats in power
03/03/21, American Banker

A Betsy DeVos Holdover Is Still In Charge Of America’s Student Loans
03/03/21, HuffPost
Also appeared in: Yahoo News, New America

Menendez, Booker Introduce Legislation Opening the Courthouse Doors to Consumers, Workers
03/03/21, United States Senator Bob Menendez
Also appeared in: Public Now

If We Want to Renew Democracy, We Need to Tax the Ultra-Wealthy
Also appeared in: Truthout, Common Dreams

Biden’s CFPB nominee Rohit Chopra brings ‘substantive’ regulatory expertise
03/02/21, NBC News
Also appeared in: Yahoo News

The Everything Rally Strikes Back
03/02/21, Politico Morning Money

Warren Proposes ‘Ultra-Millionaire’ Tax
03/01/21, Yahoo Finance
Also appeared in: The Fiscal Times

Warren, Jayapal, Boyle Introduce Ultra-Millionaire Tax on Fortunes Over $50 Million
03/01/21, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren 

CFPB pick’s past statements set stage for testy confirmation hearing
02/26/21, American Banker

What is a billionaire’s role in saving the planet?
02/25/21, Eve Andrews

Washington’s Most Influential People
02/25/21, Washingtonian

Over 145 Orgs Call on Secretary Yellen to Name Experienced Climate Champion to Lead Treasury’s Climate Hub
02/25/21, Public Citizen

Sens. Menendez, Brown Introduce Housing Counseling Bill to Support Homeowners, Renters Struggling to Stay in Homes Amid Continuing COVID-19 Crisis and Economic Fallout
02/24/21, United States Senate Banking Committee

Here’s Everyone Who Wants Biden To Cancel Student Loan Debt (It’s A Big List)
02/23/21,  Forbes

CFTC monitoring ‘irregularities’ in Texas energy markets after February freeze
02/23/21, S&P Global

The Villain in the Deadliest Nursing Home Scandal Is Wall Street, Not Andrew Cuomo
02/22/21, The Daily Poster
Also appeared in: Jacobin, Newsweek

There’s such a thing as good taxes
02/22/21, Beacon Senior News

Post Office Financial Services Could Help Traditionally Under-Banked Residents
02/22/21, Public News Service

Robinhood CEO apologizes for limiting GameStop trades
02/19/21, MSNBC

Rep. Peter DeFazio to Reintroduce Legislation to Create Fairer US Tax System, Collect Trillion in Owed Taxes
02/18/21, United States Congressman Peter DeFazio
Also appeared in: Oregon Business Report

Under fire, Robinhood CEO apologizes to Congress for restricting trading
02/18/21, NBC News
Also appeared in: Yahoo News

New Economic Study ‘Demolishes’ Myth About Student Debt Parroted by Joe Biden
02/18/21, Common Dreams

Boeing’s Disgraced Ex-CEO Returns to the Aerospace Industry—Backed by $240 Million
02/18/21, New Republic
Also appeared in: Fintech Zoom

Reddit short-selling frenzy is not a story of ‘David vs. Goliath’, ex-Wall Street pro says
02/18/21, CNBC

Biden Rejects $50,000 Loan Forgiveness
02/18/21, Insider Higher Ed

Joe Biden’s Honeymoon with Progress Democrats is Officially Over
02/17/21, Vanity Fair
Also appeared in: Fintech Zoom

Voting Record Highlights House Efforts to Protect Consumers and Hold Wall Street Accountable during the 116th Congress
02/17/21, ValueWalk

How Biden learned to go big
02/17/21, Vox

Mobile home dwellers hit even harder when facing eviction
02/14/21, NBC News

Did Biden Just Destroy Our Hopes Of Student Debt Forgiveness? It’s Complicated
02/12/21, Refinery29

AOC to struggling student loan borrower: ‘Don’t lose hope!’
02/10/21, Yahoo Finance

Private Equity Plots ‘Flight to Quality’ in Nursing Homes Amid Scrutiny, Ongoing Pandemic
02/09/21, Skilled Nursing News

Will banks be pulled into GameStop uproar?
02/04/21, American Banker

Democrats’ $50,000 student loan forgiveness plan would make 36 million borrowers debt-free
02/04/21, CNBC

The GameStop story isn’t a populist fairy tale
02/04/21, NBC News
Also appeared in: MSN

GameStop Is Just The Beginning
02/03/21, Deep Background with Noah Feldman

Student Debt Relief Is Back on the Table
02/03/21, The Nation

Letter to Congress on Student and Taxpayer Protections
02/02/21, Government Accountability Project

Analysis: GameStop saga expected to revive scrutiny of hedge fund industry
02/02/21, Reuters
Also appeared in: Nasdaq, MSN, Market Screener

What The GameStop Saga Reflects About Wall Street
02/02/21, WBUR

Opinion: The Trouble With GameStop Is That the House Still Wins
02/01/21, The New York Times

1 big thing we still don’t know about the GameStop rally
02/01/21, CNN Business

For GameStop day traders, the moment they’ve dreamed about
01/30/21, Associated Press
Also appeared in: Morning Sun, Houston Chronicle, NBC New York, Yahoo Finance, ABC News, The Telegraph

The stock market wars: U.S. lawmaker Ocasio-Cortez breaks it down
01/29/21, Reuters
Also appeared in: CNET, GeekWire, Kotaku

Biden’s $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Is a Vital Beginning for a New New Deal
01/29/21, Truthout

The Final Boss Is Capitalism
01/29/21, New York Magazine Intelligencer

Robinhood, and its role in the GameStop saga, explained
01/29/21, Vox Recode
Also appeared in: MSN Money

AOC, Pelosi Say Trade Bans by Robinhood on GameStop Stocks Warrant Inquiry
01/28/21, Truthout

How the Ongoing GameStop Fiasco Highlights the Sinister Nature of Modern Casino Capitalism
01/28/21, Common Dreams

Not So Fast: Reducing Student Loan Debt Alone Only Scratches The Surface In Narrowing The Racial Wealth Gap
01/27/21, Forbes

CFPB Emerges From Trump Storm Battered But Intact
01/27/21, Bloomberg Opinion

Wall Street Insider Turned Tough Market Cop: Biden’s Pick To Head SEC
01/27/21, NPR

Financial firms brace for Biden’s consumer agency chief
01/26/21, The Hill

NASAA Tells Biden Administration to “Pause on the further expansion and deregulation of the private offering marketplace”
01/23/21, Crowdfund Insider

Biden promised to forgive student debt, but don’t expect relief anytime soon
01/23/21, CNBC
Also appeared in: MSN, NewsColony

Wall Street frets as Elizabeth Warren ally takes consumer protection role
01/22/21, The Financial Times

The Effects of the Financial Regulations of the Last Four Years and the Challenges for the New Administration
01/21/21, 94.1 KPFA

‘Now Let’s Cancel Them,’ Demands AOC as Biden Extends Pause on Student Loan Payments
01/21/21, The Common Dreams
Also appeared in: Truthout, Salon

Tug-of-war between debt and stimulus awaits Yellen at Treasury
01/19/21, Yahoo Finance

Outlook darkens for Wall Street as Biden’s regulators take shape
01/18/21, Reuters

Yellen Readies Big Changes for Treasury
01/18/21, The New York Times
Also appeared in: The Business Journals

Wall Street Money, Racism, and the Politics of Anti-Democracy

Student advocates struck by absence of debt forgiveness in Biden’s coronavirus plan
01/15/21, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: SFGate

Peter DeFazio: DeFazio Introduces Financial Transaction Tax Act to Rein in Wall Street and Generate Revenue for National Priorities
01/15/21, MarketScreener

70 Groups Urge Congress to Vote Immediately to Impeach President Trump for Inciting Violent Mob Attack on Capitol
01/11/21, Government Accountability Project

Biden to Extend Pause on Student Loan Payments
01/11/21, Inside Higher Ed

Speculative “Blank Check” Companies Surround Tony Blinken, Biden Administration
01/10/21, The Intercept

Wall Street braces for tougher rules under new Democratic majority
01/10/21, The Hill

Why Yellen’s Wall Street windfall is getting a pass
01/10/21, Politico

It’s complaint season, and the OCC is a common target
01/06/21, Bank Dive

The debate over Janet Yellen’s speaking fees, explained
01/04/21, Vox
Also appeared in: MSN News

Two Biden aides will recuse on BlackRock issues as past ties pose questions
01/04/21, The Washington Post

‘Unacceptable’ and ‘Immoral,’ Say Progressives After Biden Admits He Will Be ‘Unlikely’ to Cancel Student Debt
12/24/20, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: LA Progressive

The new stimulus bill didn’t extend the student-loan payment pause — but it has 8 provisions that will affect how families pay for college
12/23/20, Market Watch

Here’s the progressive Biden should pick to run America’s consumer watchdog
12/21/20, The Washington Post

Kelly Loeffler, a Wall Street Senator With a Hardscrabble Pitch
12/21/20, The New York Times
Also appeared in: The Chicago Tribune

Legislators Should Require Supervision And On-Site Examination Of Private Equity Firms
12/18/20, Forbes

AFR Pushback on GAO Study
12/18/20, Politico Pro

Last-minute GOP push to end emergency lending programs condemned as effort to ‘sabotage the economy,’ undermine Biden
12/18/20, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: The Raw Story

Exclusive: House Democrats roll out resolution calling for Biden to forgive $50,000 of borrowers’ student debt
12/17/20, Vox
Also appeared in: MSN News, JNews, FXNews24

Mobile homes’ toxic legacy haunts wildfire relief efforts in Southern Oregon
12/16/20, Street Roots

FDIC Approves ILC Rule Promoting Predatory Lending
12/16/20, ValueWalk

How Government Agencies Can Find A Disbursement Method Middle Ground

Why Biden should get rid of student debt — with or without Congress
12/15/20, NBC THINK

Democrats’ student loan forgiveness plan benefits the wealthy, ignores skyrocketing college costs, experts say
12/14/20, The College Fix

Student Loan Cancellation Sets Up Clash Between Biden and the Left
12/10/20, The New York Times
Also appeared in: Yahoo News, The Grio

Yellen’s Crackdown on Leveraged Loan Excess Will Have to Wait
12/10/20, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: American Banker, Reverse Mortgage Daily

Bankers Are Enriching Shareholders – And Putting the Global Economy at Risk
12/08/20, The Daily Poster
Also appeared in: Jacobin

New Trump admin rules make it easier for lenders to charge small businesses super-high interest rates
12/08/20, NBC News
Also appeared in: Yahoo News

Wall Street Frets Over a Revival of CFPB Left Toothless by Trump
12/08/20, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance, Stamford Advocate, Financial Advisor, Auto News

Nursing Homes’ Flawed Business Model Worsens COVID Crisis
12/07/20, AARP
Also appeared in: Nonprofit Quarterly

Schumer pressures Biden to bypass Congress to cancel $50,000 in student debt per borrower
12/07/20, CNBC
Also appeared in: MSN

Oppose Legislative Provision that Provides Businesses with Immunity from COVID-19 Lawsuits
12/04/20, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Student loan payment pause extended to January 31
12/04/20, CNN
Also appeared in: Market WatchForbes, WSB-TV, WDBO

DeVos extends moratorium on federal student loan payments through end of January
12/04/20, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: MSNAnchorage Daily News, PressFrom

Loeffler’s Huge Financial Conflict Of Interest
12/03/20, The Daily Poster

How Biden Can Ensure Every Federal Agency Is Fighting Climate Change
12/03/20, Gizmodo
Also appeared in: MSN

Who’s to Blame for the 100,000 COVID Dead in Long-Term Care?
12/03/20, AARP

Tlaib, García and Lynch Introduce Legislation Protecting Consumers from Cryptocurrency-Related Financial Threats
12/02/20, Rep. Rashida Tlaib

Progressives praise Yellen but could soon clash with Biden’s Treasury pick
11/27/20, Politico
Also appeared in: BuzzJour, ExBulletin, Yahoo, Nach Welt

Revenge of the Minnows
11/24/20, Risky Finance

Student Loan Forgiveness
11/23/20, The Flip Side

The Most Important Climate Legislation Has Already Passed
11/23/20, Green Tech Media

How the Biden Administration Can Free Americans from Student Debt
11/23/20, The New Yorker

A major Trump donor’s company got a 3 percent government-backed pandemic loan. It sells title loans at a 350 percent annual rate.
11/23/20, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: Larendo Morning Times, Greenwich Time, Fredericton Daily Gleaner

Can Joe Biden forgive student debt without Congress? Here’s what the experts say
11/21/20, CNBC 

Wall Street Ally Next In Line to Lead Committee Overseeing Derivatives
11/20/20, Sludge
Also appeared in: Truthout, The American Prospect

Clayton’s Exit at SEC Opens Door to Protect Investors
11/19/20, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Groups Call on Biden to Cancel Student Debt
11/19/20, Inside Higher Ed

Report: Billionaire Wealth vs. Community Health

Calls for Biden to cancel student debt grow, alongside tensions surrounding the policy
11/18/20, The Washington Post

Push for Biden to cancel student debt using executive order grows
11/18/20, Fox Business

In Georgia, private equity is investing in divided government
11/17/20, The New York Times

Leading From the Left
11/17/20, The American Prospect

Opinion: Easy money requires tougher financial regulation
11/17/20, MarketWatch

More Biden Fin-Reg Push Back
11/16/20, Politico

Trump’s student loan cliff threatens chaos for Biden
11/15/20, Politico

50+ Organizations Demand President-Elect Biden and Senate Democrats Reject Corporate Nominees for Cabinet Positions
11/12/20, Common Dreams

Could Biden Cancel Some Student Debt Through Executive Action?
11/09/20, Forbes

In a Divided Washington, Biden Could Still Exert Economic Power
11/08/20, The New York Times
Also appeared in: Voice of the Highway, Baltimore Business Journal

Under the Biden Administration, Voters want Strong Financial Reforms that Benefit Everyone
11/07/20, KPFA

The Finance 202: The 2020 election has an early winner: Fed Chair Jay Powell
11/06/20, The Washington Post

COVID-19 Worsens Debt Collector Harassment
11/05/20, The Washington Informer
Also appeared in: Black Press, Dallas Weekly, EURWeb, New Pittsburgh Courier, Crusader, Louisiana Weekly, Amsterdam News

Emails, texts from debt collectors? More repayment reminders could be coming under a new rule
11/04/20, USA Today
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance, Life Hacker, Hollywood Unlocked

Dems introduce bill to include financial institutions in Civil Rights protection
11/03/20, BenefitsPro

How Covid forbearance gave banks a three trillion dollar boost
11/03/20, Risky Finance

Biggest U.S. Banks Aren’t as Strong as They Appear, Group Says
11/02/20, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: Politico, FXStreet, Financial Advisor

Tillis Pushed Deregulation That Helps His Top Donor, Blackstone Group, Bilk Small Investors
10/30/20, Sludge

As Households Face Crushing Debt and Pandemic, Trump CFPB Opens Door for Collectors to ‘Endlessly Harass Struggling Families’
10/30/20, Common Dreams

Rashida Tlaib and AOC have a proposal for a fairer, greener financial system — public banking
10/30/20, Vox
Also appeared in: Common Dreams

Wall Street’s Biggest Supporter Could Lose Her House Seat
10/30/20, The American Prospect

Climate Progressives Eye Treasury As Key Post If Biden Wins
10/29/20, HuffPost
Also appeared in: Yahoo News

Democrats Introduce Legislation to Include FIs in Civil Rights Protection
10/26/20, Credit Union Times

Reps. Johnson, Beatty introduce legislation to combat discrimination in financial services
10/22/20, On Common Ground News

Progressives Tell Biden: Appointees Must Be Diverse and Free of Corporate Ties
10/20/20, Mother Jones

Postal service crisis — California is ready to pilot a postal banking solution
10/19/20, The Hill
Also appeared in: Popular Resistance

AFR Poll: 73% Of Americans Support Tougher Regulation Of Wall St.
10/14/20, WORT

10 Years After Financial Reforms, Public Wants More Regulation
10/1/20, Rising Up with Sonali

Fed Bailout Allows Private Equity Pirates to Loot $10 Billion From Companies They Own

What the unbanked need from the 2020 election
9/30/20, Fortune

The Debate We Had vs. the Debate We Needed
9/30/20, The American Prospect

Giant Tech Firms Could Pose Dangers To Financial System, Warns House Fintech Task Force Chair
9/29/20, Forbes

9/29/20, Politico

Amid Consumer Behavior During Covid-19, Congress Examines Granting Fintech Bank Charters
9/28/20, Forbes

Critics Worry SEC Shareholder Proposal Rules Limit Corporate Accountability

How “Cancel Student Debt” Went From A Fringe Idea To Mainstream
9/21/20, Forbes

How to Save the Pandemic Generation
9/21/20, The New Republic

Bank Lobby’s Pro-Tillis Ad Follows Legislative Favors from the Senator
9/19/20, Sludge

The Trouble With Opportunity Zone Investments
9/18/20, Barrons

Private equity looks to shore up Capitol Hill allies in 2020 election
9/18/20, Buyouts Insider

Wells Fargo makes it harder for poor customers to avoid checking account service fee
9/17/20, Charlotte Observer

Unsanitized: The Fed Is Overpaying Banks and Hedge Funds for Corporate Bonds
9/16/20, The American Prospect

Opinion: Instead of selling off the Postal Service, why not expand the services it provides to every community in America?
9/16/20, MarketWatch

Making sense of a bull market in a bear economy
9/9/20, American Banker

HUD finalizes contentious revamp of fair lending rule with one tweak
9/9/20, National Mortgage News

The Finance 202: Publicly, Biden promises a Wall Street crackdown. Privately, his camp is offering reassurance.
9/8/20, The Washington Post

A New Agency to Fight Financial Predators in California
9/8/20, The American Prospect

Activists Oppose OCC’s True Lender Rule
9/3/20, ValueWalk

Consumer Advocacy Groups Complain Against PayPal Holdings Inc
9/3/20, DRP Journal

Resisting Predatory Finance with Raúl Carrillo
9/2/20, Money on the Left

Wall Street Moving To Make A Mint Off The Mail, JPMorgan Postal Bank
9/1/20, Popular Resistance

Student Loan Giant Navient Reaps Backdoor Federal Reserve Subsidy
8/31/20, The American Prospect

The Fintech Debt Trap
8/30/20, The Intercept
Also appeared in: Type Investigations

Are public-private partnerships the future of postal banking?
8/28/20, American Banker

Lives Lost: Nursing Homes And Armed Militias
8/28/20, WORT

Seeking to reign in capitalism, Omidyar is the rare funder taking on Wall Street
8/27/20, Inside Philanthropy

PayPal cracks down on for-profit ‘schools’ misrepresenting PayPal Credit
8/27/20, Yahoo Finance

PayPal, consumer groups battle over company’s credit line for school costs
8/26/20, CNBC

Bailout: Billions of Dollars of Federal COVID-19 Relief Money Flow to the Oil Industry
8/26/20, Sierra

The Trump administration is making it easier for lenders to prey on people in the middle of a pandemic
8/26/20, Vox

Patrick Woodall on Nursing Homes, Wall Street, and COVID-19
8/26/20, Sojourner Truth

Nursing Home Greed Kills
8/22/20, The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Consumer Groups Take PayPal to Task Over Student Loan Credit Line
8/21/20, The New York Times
Also appeared in: SF Gate, El Paso Inc

Consumer groups alarmed by PayPal’s role in education finance want regulators to investigate
8/21/20, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: Seattle Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, SF Gate

18 Organizations Make Joint Comment On Fiduciary Rule Replacement
8/16/20, Insurance News Net

Fed Stimulus Is Resuscitating the High-Yield Bond Market
8/14/20, Wall Street Journal

Nursing Facilities Owned By Private Equity Firms Have Higher Rates of Covid Infections than Other Facilities
8/13/20, Center for Medicare Advocacy

Private Equity-Owned Nursing Homes Had Higher COVID-19 Infection, Fatality Rates: Report
8/10/20, Skilled Nursing News

The Wallets of Wall Street Are With Joe Biden, if Not the Hearts
8/9/20, The New York Times
Also appeared in: Deccan Herald, The World News, Sydney Morning Herald, Brisbane Times, The Age, WAtoday

Here’s what is actually in Trump’s four executive orders
8/9/20, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: MSN, SF Gate, The Day, Anchorage Daily News, Seattle Times

Trump Signals Aid for Student Loan Borrowers
8/7/20, Inside Higher Ed

1199SEIU: Private equity-backed nursing homes do worse during pandemic for residents and staff
8/6/20, Insider NJ

Wall Street Is Torn on Whether a Biden Win Would Bring Joy or Misery
8/3/20, Bloomberg
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Progressive Coalition Urges Biden to Curb ‘Excesses of Corporate Power’ by Ending White House Revolving Door
7/30/20, Common Dreams

Teacher Unions Join 55 Organizations Opposing Stimulus Bill That Excludes Student Loan Relief
7/29/20, Forbes

30+ Groups Urge Congress to Expand Coronavirus Relief for People, Not Corporations
7/23/20, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: YubaNet

CBA Applauds Senate Action on Stimulus Garnishments
7/23/20, Consumer Bankers Association
Also appeared in: Market Screener

Amid Tense Primary Fight, Powerful Democrat Rep. Richie Neal Condemned for Supporting Predatory Medical Billing Policy
7/21/20, Common Dreams

Seven Groups Urge Chairman Neal to End Surprise Medical Billing
7/21/20, Common Dreams

OCC Rule Would Undermine State Usury Laws: Activists
7/20/20, ValueWalk

The CFPB was created 10 years ago. We’re still defending its mission.
7/20/20, U.S. PIRG

Unleashing Payday Predators
7/20/20, Tennessee Citizen Action

Consumer complaints to the CFPB are skyrocketing as the coronavirus outbreak continues
7/19/20, MarketWatch
Also appeared in: MSN

The US gave employers half a trillion dollars and has no idea how many jobs it saved
7/18/20, Quartz

Coronavirus recession will challenge the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ex-head Rich Cordray and Sen. Elizabeth Warren predict

MARKEY releases TAX RETURNS — The WALSH vs. WU showdown — House panel clears TRAHAN in ethics probe
7/17/20, Politico Massachusetts

Troubling streak for the labor market
7/17/20, Politico Morning Money

Gov. Mike DeWine pleads with Ohioans to wear masks, take coronavirus precautions: Capitol Letter

Oped: Betsy Devos’ refusal to honor student loan forgiveness shows her disrespect for the law
7/16/20, NBC Think

Fed’s corporate rescue sparks worry
7/16/20, Politico Morning Money

Will Push to Reopen Threaten Aid?
7/16/20, Inside Higher Ed

102 Groups Tell Congress: Support Public Country-by-Country Reporting
7/16/20, Global Financial Integrity

Over 100 Civil Rights Groups Tell Congress: Cancel Student Debt In Next Stimulus Bill
7/15/20, Forbes

Tepper, Einhorn, Soros Stock Holdings Would Go Dark in SEC Plan
7/14/20, Bloomberg

The Fed will consider more aid if needed as muni market begins to recover
7/14/20, The Bond Buyer

What to Know in Washington: House Packs Agenda for July Sprint
7/14/20, BGOV

Fed Pushed to Loosen Reins on Nearly Untapped Muni Program
7/14/20, Bloomberg

Amid pandemic, wealthy U.S. families approved for government loans
7/13/20, Reuters
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Rollback of Payday Loan Proposal Decried by Consumer Groups, Welcomed by Banks
7/8/20, Wall Street Journal

‘A grave error’: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau abandons payday loan limitations
7/8/20, ABC News
Also appeared in: KTBB, KXL, WJNT, KWLM, KBNW, KZQM, KNSS, KTIC, KNEB, Illinois News Now, WSYB, WFTL, News Channel Nebraska, KRVN, WEIS, WFIN, KTMX

Consumer Bureau Scraps Restrictions on Payday Loans
7/7/20, The New York Times
Also appeared in: The Seattle Times, Finance & Commerce

CFPB Director Urged to Resign Over New Rule Exposing Consumers to Predatory ‘Debt Traps’ in Middle of Pandemic
7/7/20, Common Dreams
Also appeared in: Salon, Raw Story

CFPB makes it official, rescinds Cordray-era limits on payday lenders
7/7/20, American Banker
Also appeared in: Credit Union Journal

Investment Firms and Real-Estate Developers Took Stimulus Loans Too
7/7/20, Wall Street Journal

Trump’s Consumer Watchdog Just Allowed Payday Lenders To Give Loans To People Who Can’t Afford Them
7/7/20, BuzzFeed News

Philly-area law firms received at least $228 million, the most of any industry for coronavirus cash
7/7/20, The Philadelphia Inquirer

ESG Reporting Considerations Amid Murky Standards
7/7/20, Law360

Protect Banking Consumers
7/6/20, Tennessee Citizen Action

Center for Responsible Lending: In Comment Letters, Advocates Slam FDIC’s Proposed Industrial Loan Company Rule as Invitation for Predatory Lending
7/3/20, Insurance News Net

Demand Progress Education Fund and AFR Education Fund Reject Recent Changes to the Libra Association’s White Paper as Insufficient
7/1/20, Common Dreams

SEC Should Mandate Disclosures on COVID-19 Risks and Responses
7/1/20, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance

Reps. Tlaib, Neguse Introduce Bill Expanding Local Government, Municipality Access to Pandemic Relief Funding
6/30/20, Rep. Rashida Tlaib

Gottheimer Bill Passes House to Create New Online Credit Portal to Protect from Fraud, Increase Transparency, Strengthen Americans’ Financial Futures
6/29/20, Insider NJ

Supreme Court Sides With Industry Seeking to Weaken CFPB
6/29/20, ValueWalk

Supreme Court Puts CFPB Director Under Trump’s Thumb
6/29/20, Common Dreams

Advocates Condemn FDIC Rule That Encourages Predatory High-Cost Loans
6/25/20, ValueWalk

Investors push stakeholder protections with shareholder resolutions
6/23/20, Impact Alpha

Unions, Activist Groups Call for Greater COVID-19 Disclosures
6/22/20, Reuters

Trump’s pick to run Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office defended prominent Wall Street firms for years
6/20/20, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: Greenwich Time, Anchorage Daily News, Connecticut Post, Connecticut NewsTimes, Fairfield Citizen (Connecticut), The Norwalk Hour, Stamford Advocate 

Is the Fed’s Main Street program generous enough?
6/18/20, Politico

Has leadership vacuum hamstrung CARES Act watchdog?
6/18/20, American Banker
Also appeared in: Credit Union Journal

SEC Urged to Mandate Disclosures on COVID-19 Risks and Responses
6/18/20, LexBlog

Inside the Fight to Shape Biden’s Climate Policy
6/17/20, Apocalypse Soon

SEC Urged To Mandate Virus Disclosures From Public Cos.
6/16/20, Law360

The Fed Helped Companies Borrow Money. Some Laid Off Thousands Anyway
6/10/20, NPR

Massive bailout leaves Wall Street giant exposed to fire from all sides
6/7/20, Politico

Private equity-backed bankruptcies surged in May, but future might not be so bleak
6/5/20, PitchBook

Fed Vow Boosts Debt Binge as Borrowers Cut Thousands of Jobs
6/5/20, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: Washington Post, Yahoo Finance, SFGate, San Antonio Express News, Newsbreak, Sentinel Source, Financial Adviser, Houston Chronicle, Newsmax, Middletown Press, Register Citizen (Connecticut)

First Look: A Coalition of Consumer Advocacy Group is calling on Congress to Reject Proposals By Business And College Groups
6/4/20, Politico’s Morning Education

Wall Street giant faces bipartisan fire in running unprecedented Fed bailout
6/2/2020, Politico
Also appeared in Yahoo Finance

Major Employers Left Out of Government’s Coronavirus Relief Plan
6/2/2020, NYTimes
Also appeared in MSN, Politico

U.S. Sen. Baldwin: “With this veto, President Trump is siding with the predatory, for-profit colleges that seek to defraud our students and veterans.”
6/1/2020, WisPolitics

We Need a Public Option for Banking
6/1/2020, CounterPunch
Also appeared in The Times-Republican

Unsanitized: BlackRock Is Buyer and Seller
5/30/2020, American Prospect

How the Fed Bailed Out the Investor Class Without Spending a Cent
5/27/20, The Intercept
Also appeared in The American Prospect

OCC Pursues Weakening of CRA Despite COVID-19 Impacts
5/22/20, Valuewalk

S&P Fired Employee Who Discussed Ratings With Senate Staff
5/21/20, Wall Street Journal
Also appeared in: MarketScreener

With Wide-Ranging Support, Jayapal Introduces Paycheck Recovery Act to Keep Workers in Their Jobs, Stop Mass Unemployment, and Deliver Direct Relief to Businesses of All Sizes
5/19/20, Common Dreams

Oil volatility sparks debate on big commodities bets
5/15/20, Financial Times

The pandemic helped topple two retailers. So did private equity.
5/14/20, The New York Times
Also appeared in: Finance & Commerce, Boston Globe

How the COVID-19 Bailout Gave Wall Street a No-Lose Casino
5/13/20, Rolling Stone

Civil Society Urges the House to Prioritize Oversight over Emergency Funds
5/13/20, POGO

Occidental’s Lobbying Pays Off As It Stands to From Coronavirus Bailout
5/13/20, Global Witness

44 Washington state legislators urge state’s congressional delegation to support the Paycheck Guarantee Act as a direct way to end America’s devastating mass unemployment crisis
5/12/20, Seattle Gay News

Jobs report shows U.S. unemployment soaring to level not seen since Great Depression
5/10/20, Salon

‘Most Cataclysmic’ Jobs Report of Our Lifetime Shows US Unemployment Soaring to Level Not Seen Since Great Depression
5/8/20, Common Dreams

Liberal Groups Support Bill Banning Most M&As During Crisis
5/8/20, Law360

The Bailout Miscalculation That Could Crash the Economy
5/8/20, Taibbi Blog

Payday lenders that charge 400 percent interest want access to small-business loans
5/8/20, Washington Post
Also appeared in: SF GateStars and Stripes

Centrist Democrat Backs Bailout Plan Pushed by His Private Equity Donors
5/8/20, The American Prospect

Liberal Groups Urge Federal Reserve To Block Mergers Under Coronavirus Bailout
5/7/20, HuffPost
Also appeared in: Yahoo News

How Private Equity Firms Will Profit From COVID-19
5/7/20, The American Prospect

Gottheimer Backs Bailout Plan Pushed by His Private Equity Donors
5/6/20, Sludge

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein Supports Bill Creating $75 Billion Fund to Prevent Evictions, Foreclosures
5/6/20, Sierra Sun Times

Decision to Block Private Equity Takeover of Dot Org a Victory for Nonprofits
5/6/20, NJ Today

First Look: Americans Support Interest Rate Caps
5/5/20, Politico

Unions call for MSRB to go further in board reform efforts
5/4/20, The Bond Buyer

Land Lease Properties Perform Well Amid the Crisis
5/4/20, National Real Estate Investor

.Org Domain Registry Sale to Ethos Capital Rejected in Stunning Victory for Public Interest Internet
5/3/20, Beachwood Reporter
Also appeared in AG-IP

Down on Main Street
5/1/20, Politico

Oil and gas companies stand to gain from Fed loosening coronavirus loan rules
5/1/20, Washington Post

Wall Street Misses Chance to Star After Chaos Snags Rescue Loans
5/1/20, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: Yahoo FinanceWashington Post

Fed’s expansion of lending program sparks oil bailout worries
Politico, 4/30/20

Trump Appointees Manipulated Agency’s Payday Lending Research, Ex-Staffer Claims
The New York Times, 4/29/20
Also appeared in: Yahoo News

Oil companies have a new lobbying target during pandemic – the Federal Reserve
Washington Post, 4/29/20

Consumer group pushes for bank dividend suspension
Dodd-Frank Update, 4/28/20

Did banks play favorites with PPP or were they just being prudent?
American Banker, 4/27/20

‘Sure, it sounds unfair. But there’s nothing illegal about it’: How residents of Quad Cities trailer parks are getting pinched by real estate empires
Dispatch-Argus, 4/24/20

Fed to Disclose Loan Amounts, Borrowers on Business Lending Programs
Wall Street Journal, 4/23/20

Fed to Name Participants in CARES Act-Backed Loan Programs
Bloomberg, 4/23/20
Also appeared in: Washington Post

Groups Ask Biden to Disclose Details of White House Transition
Bloomberg, 4/23/20

Unsanitized: The Fight to Learn Who the Fed Will Bail Out
The American Prospect, 4/23/20

Private Equity to Get Squeezed Out of Another Stimulus Package
Bloomberg, 4/23/20
Also appeared in: Yahoo Finance, Los Angeles Times

Just Say No to CUs on Any MBL Cap Changes, Bankers Tell Congress; Coalition Urges No Garnishments of Stimulus Payments
CU Today, 4/23/20

Criticism of the Libra restart is growing
ByoViral, 4/21/20

Coalition Urges Congress to Protect Stimulus Checks from Garnishments
American Banker, 4/21/20

Student loan activists call on Navient to suspend share buybacks, dividend
Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/21/20

Unsanitized — “Today I Learned,” referencing two AFR policy memos
The American Prospect, 4/18/20

The Trickle-Up Bailout
Taibbi Blog, 4/17/20

As Pandemic Rages, Trump’s CFPB Plows Ahead With Rules ‘Empowering Predatory Lenders to Rip Off Vulnerable Consumers’
Common Dream, 4/17/20

Fed’s Coronavirus Stimulus Offers Taxpayer Cash to Buyout Firm Companies
Wall Street Journal, 4/16/20

Fed’s stimulus offers relief to private equity despite critics’ objection
Pitch Book, 4/16/20

Tlaib, Jayapal Introduce Bill Providing Recurring COVID-19 Relief Payments
Black Star News, 4/16/20

Trump Treasury tells banks they can seize your $1,200 check
People’s World, 4/15/20

Unsanitized: Why Amazon May Not Emerge From the Crisis Dominant
The American Prospect, 4/14/20

Fund managers maneuver to get federal aid on payrolls
Roll Call, 4/14/20

Who’s getting these hundreds of billions in government aid? For now, the public may be in the dark
Washington Post, 4/13/20
Also appeared in: SF Gate, Charleston Gazette-Mail

New Bill Proposes Changes to FDCPA and FCRA
LexBlog, 4/13/20

We’re facing an accountability emergency. Let’s fix it before it’s too late
Washington Post, 4/10/20

Labor Unions and Small Business Advocates Applaud Jayapal’s Paycheck Guarantee Plan to Stave Off Economic Collapse
Common Dreams, 4/10/20

Powdered Sausage
Grant’s Almost Daily, 4/9/20

Fed adds Main Street business, municipal and state lending aid
Roll Cal, 4/9/20

Coronavirus slows – but doesn’t stop – agency rulemaking and adjudication
Ballotpedia News, 4/8/20

The CEOs, MBAs, and private equiteers undermining our resilience
The New Daily, 4/8/20

SEC’s Lee urges comment period extensions amid COVID-19
Corporate Secretary, 4/8/20

Do You Have to Keep Paying Your Student Loans During the Coronavirus Pandemic? It’s Complicated
Buzzfeed News, 4/6/20

Resetting the Bomb
Taibbi Blog, 4/6/20

Consumers were slammed in the Great Recession. The CFPB’s former director warns worse could be on the way
Vox, 4/6/20

COVID-19 financial warning: Consumers and banks should stay away from payday loans
Charleston Chronicle, 4/3/20
Also appeared in: Westside GazetteThe SkannerThe Miami Times, Black News PortalChicago DefenderChicago CrusaderBay State BannerSan Bernardino American NewspaperThe Louisiana Weekly

Government Doubles Interest Rate on SBA Loans After Banks Complain
Wall Street Journal, 4/2/20

‘I Feel Like I’ve Been Trapped in This Loan’: Here’s Why the COVID-19 Stimulus Package Only Helps Some Borrowers
Time, 4/2/20

Virus-bailout Watchdogs Face Immense Task With Echoes of TARP
Bloomberg, 4/2/20

Large investment companies reportedly lobbying for piece of stimulus package
New York Post, 4/2/20

Dems Want Rule Comment Periods Paused Amid Outbreak
Law360, 4/2/20

Is Cancelling Student Debt the Right Approach?
Inside Higher Ed, 4/1/20

Groups urge halt to rulemaking outside of pandemic response
Corporate Secretary, 4/1/20

Wall Street titans lobby for a cut of small business bailout
Politico, 4/1/20

Senators push Mnuchin to guarantee oversight of $500 billion coronavirus bailout fund
CNBC, 3/31/2020

A Half-Dozen Groups Say Announcement by 5 Financial Regulators Will Only Push More People into Payday Loan Trap
Credit Union Times, 3/31/2020

NCUA Extends Comment Period on Bank Purchase Rules
Credit Union Times, 3/30/20

Coronavirus stimulus bill: 7 ways student loan borrowers benefit
Yahoo Finance, 3/29/20

Cuomo Puts Private Equity Vulture in Charge of Coronavirus Economic Recovery
Truthout, 3/28/20

Left Out of the Stimulus
Inside Higher Ed, 3/27/20

House votes today on $2T coronavirus rescue package
Politico, Morning Education, 3/27/2020

Members of Congress Can Once Again Urge ICANN to Save Dot Org
Electronic Frontier Foundation, 3/27/20

AFR: More Needed to Protect People from COVID-19
Insurance News Net, 3/27/20

Civil Rights and Consumer Groups Condemn “Emergency” Regulatory Guidelines that Allows Banks to Make Payday Loans
YubaNet, 3/27/20

Here’s What New Yorkers Need to Know About the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill
Gothamist, 3/26/20

Education Department to halt collection of defaulted student loans, refund $1.8 billion
Washington Post, 3/24/2020

Fed Will Scale Back Bank Exams Amid COVID-19 Crisis
Law360, 3/24/20

HUD Must Do Much More to Protect Older Reverse Mortgage Borrowers in the Coronavirus Epidemic
Realty Biz News, 3/24/20

Public Interest Groups Call For Federal Rulemaking Freeze
Law360, 3/24/2020

House Democrats unveil bill to cancel $30,000 in student debt per borrower amid coronavirus
Yahoo Finance, 3/23/2020

Dispute Over Student Loans Helps Stall Stimulus Bill
Inside Higher Ed, 3/23/2020

Will CFPB proposal on zombie debt disclosures mislead consumers?, 3/23/20

Reps. Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley Propose Massive Student Debt Relief Plan Ahead of Coronavirus-Spurred Recession
The Root, 2/23/2020
A similar article appeared in WHDH.

Trump administration lets borrowers suspend federal student loan payments
Washington Post, 3/20/20
Also appeared in the Independent Tribune

Trump suspends federal student loan payments for 60 days
Atlanta Journal Constitution, 3/20/20

Pressure mounts on Senate GOP to help state and local governments
The Bond Buyer, 3/20/2020

Senate Democrats propose bailout for student loan borrowers
Washington Post, 3/19/20
Also appeared in the Stamford Advocate

Top House Democrats Press Fed to Provide Support to Muni Market
BNN Bloomberg, 3/19/20
Also appeared in Yahoo Finance

Congress considers requiring Fed to buy muni bonds for coronavirus fight
The Bond Buyer, 3/19/20

States Need Help From the Fed This Time
Bloomberg Opinion, 3/29/2020

Now Is the Time to Cancel Student Debt
The Nation, 3/18/20

Square gains FDIC conditional approval for a banking license
Silicon Angle, 3/18/20

Trump suspends interest on all federal student loans to ease financial impact of coronavirus
The Washington Post, 3/13/2020 
Also appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Trump gives people with student loans a break amid coronavirus
CNBC, 3/13/2020

Trump huddles with bankers on coronavirus economic relief
The Hill, 3/11/2020

Virus could deal blow to leveraged loans. What’s that mean for banks?
American Banker, 3/11/2020

Four months, $1bn… and ICANN still hasn’t decided whether to approve .org sale with just 11 days left to go
The Register, 3/10/2020

Art Van Furniture files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, could still face liquidation
Detroit Free Press, 3/9/2020

Financial System Faces Biggest Test Since 2008 as Coronavirus Spreads
The New York Times, 3/9/2020
Also appeared in The Shelton (Connecticut) Herald and The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

CFPB Unveils Whistleblower Award Plans, Guidance Program
Law 360, 3/6/2020

Private equity firms are increasingly buying up doctors’ offices. What does that mean for doctors — or for patients?
STAT News, 3/6/2020

Will the U.S. ever enact a national rate cap?
American Banker, 3/5/2020

Pushback on BPI Proposals
Politico’s Morning Money, 3/3/2020

Commentary: .ORG Still Wouldn’t Be Safe
The Non Profit Times, 2/27/2020

Zombie Debt
Scripps National News, 2/27/2020
Aired in 17 cities around the country.

The for-profit takeover of the non-profit ‘.org’ top-level domain
ZDNet, 2/26/2020

Zombie debt: CFPB proposal could trick consumers into bringing dead debts back to life
The Washington Post, 2/25/2020
Also appeared in The Seattle Times, The (suburban Chicago) Daily Herald, and The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
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CRA overhaul plan finds few supporters on any side
BankingDive, 2/24/2020

Ethos Capital Adds New Initiatives to the Proposed .ORG Sale
NonProfitPro, 2/24/2020

Many Candidates Change Positions Over Time. Mike Bloomberg Did It Almost Overnight.
The Huffington Post, 2/21/2020

Bloomberg’s views on redlining could remain an issue for black voters
The Washington Post, 2/20/2020

Bloomberg Financial Proposals Would Stiffen Wall Street Oversight
The Wall Street Journal, 2/19/2020

Bloomberg criticized redlining reforms. Critics say it’s more evidence he’s a Wall Street defender
The Washington Post, 2/18/2020

Rep. Tom Emmer on the rise in Washington and winning friends on Wall Street
Minnesota Reformer, 2/13/2020

‘Super-swampy’: Kelly Loeffler faces tricky ethical dilemma as senator
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2/8/2020
Also appeared in The Bakersfield Californian.

Build a Fairer Economy
Alexis Goldstein, The Progressive, 2/7/2020

Hold Wall Street Accountable
The Progressive, 2/7/2020

Sewell votes to overhaul credit reporting system
Alabama Political Reporter, 2/4/2020

Green America: 18,000 Signatures Delivered Urging SEC Not to Muzzle Voice of Shareholders
Yahoo Finance, 2/4/2020
Similar stories appeared in ThinkAdvisor, Financial, and ValueWalk.

O-Zone Benefits for Local Residents Still Lacking Under Final Regs
Tax Notes, 2/3/2020

CFPB Names Ex-BigLaw, DOJ Atty As New Enforcement Head
Law360, 1/31/2020

Do Centrist Democratic Candidates Really Want to Rein in Wall Street?
Capital & Main, 1/28/2020
Also appeared in Newsweek and Fast Company

Wall Street Venture-Fund Curbs to Be Eased in Volcker Revamp
Bloomberg, 1/27/2020
Also appeared in The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Why Private Equity Keeps Wrecking Retail Chains Like Fairway
Slate, 1/26/2020

U.S. consumer watchdog curtails its power to pursue ‘abusive’ behavior
Reuters, 1/24/2020
Also appeared in The New York Times

New This A.M. On OCC Rule
Politico Morning Money, 1/22/2020 

‘Revolving Door’ Between Audit Firms and PCAOB Under Scrutiny
AgendaWeek (Financial Times publication), 1/17/2020

Elizabeth Warren wants to cancel student debt — without Congress. Can she do that?, 1/14/2020

The fight to protect consumers, at a crossroads
The New York Daily News, 1/14/2020

Blackstone-KKR Hidden Hand in Ad Blitz Unleashes Washington Fury
Bloomberg, 1/8/2020

What an Elizabeth Warren Presidency Would Look Like
In These Times, 1/7/2020

What is private equity, and why is it killing everything you love?
Vox, 1/6/2020

The Price Ain’t Right: A Private Equity Quiz
Capital & Main, 1/5/2020

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