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ATF Coalition Letter Opposing House FSGG IRS Cuts
06/12/24, Americans for Tax Fairness

Crypto Scams Are Rampant. The Industry Needs Regulation.
06/12/24, OtherWords
Also Appeared In: CounterPunch

A Fair Tax Agenda for Wall Street
06/12/24, Inequality.org
Also Appeared In: Institute for Policy Studies, Global Diaspora News

Warren Bill Would Jail Buyout Execs Whose ‘Looting’ of Hospitals Caused Death
06/11/24, The Wall Street Journal

Senators Markey, Warren Introduce the Corporate Crimes Against Health Care Act of 2024
06/11/24, Senator Ed Markey

NEWS: Sanders, Omar, 16 Colleagues in Senate and House Call on President Biden and Treasury Secretary Yellen to Support a Global Tax on the Ultrawealthy
06/11/24, Senator Bernie Sanders
Also Appeared In: TaxNotes, Nation of Change

Tesla’s shareholder vote raises governance concerns
06/11/24, Investing.com
Also Appeared In: Bakersfield.com, StockTitan, BusinessWire, StreetInsider, MorningStar, le Lezard, Startup365 France, metrolatinousa, Education Today, Yahoo! Finance, Chronicle Tribune

Lack of US insurance data hides scale of climate-related price hikes and coverage gaps
06/11/24, Green Central Banking
Also Appeared In: Madras Tribune

Does the House-passed crypto bill offer more clarity or more mayhem? Depends who you ask.
06/10/24, Pensions & Investments

Letter Urging Senate Judiciary Committee to Address Judicial Ethics Crisis
06/10/24, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

CFPB Takes Action on Consumer Protection Violations in the Corporate Fine Print
06/07/24, National Association of Consumer Advocates

Insurers’ Climate Exposure Poses Risk To US Housing Market
06/06/24, Law360

Court Loss Leaves SEC With Tough Choices in Private-Equity Reform Push
06/05/24, The Wall Street Journal

SEC’s Hedge Fund Rules Struck Down on Appeal. Gensler May Face More Challenges
06/05/24, Barron’s

Corporate Greed in Health Care: A Metastasizing Disease
06/05/24, Community Catalyst

Wall Street Is Making House Calls
06/04/24, Jacobin

The right call for America’s top consumer watchdog
06/02/24, PIRG

What Jamie Dimon Gets That Matt Yglesias Doesn’t
05/28/24, Revolving Door Project

How private equity rolled Red Lobster
05/24/24, NBC News
Also Appeared In: CNBC, CBN Compass, Lporte Pilot, Tech News Insight, American CEO Club, News Explorer Net, TopNews Media, EMEA Tribune, Banoyi, News89, Super Daily Greenland, NBC4 Washington, NBC4 New York, NBC10 Philadelphia, NBC Connecticut, NBC6 Miami, NECN, NBC5 Chicago, NBC5 Dallas-FW, NBC Bay Area, NBC7 San Diego, NBC10 Boston, Gigazine

The Dodgers Mogul and the Indian Infrastructure Giant That Wasn’t
05/22/24, Bloomberg

The House Passed a Crypto Bill That’s Crucial for the Industry. Its Future Is Murky.
05/22/24, Barron’s

House crypto bill sows the seeds of the next financial crisis 
05/22/24, The Hill

U.S. House Set to Vote for First Standalone Crypto Market Structure Bill
05/22/24, Coin Desk
Also Appeared In: Business Insider, Last Cryptocurrency, Block Journal, Block.CC, Tech Bullion

SEC’s Gensler Going Rogue in Solo Quest to Stop U.S. Crypto Legislation?
05/22/24, CoinDesk
Also Appeared In: Business Insider, Block Journal, Block.CC, Wealth Creation Investing

Gary Gensler’s crypto warning for Congress – Morning Money
05/22/24, Politico

Murphy, Blumenthal, Warren Reintroduce Public Housing Restoration Bill To Address $70 Backlog
05/21/24, Senator Chris Murphy

Pelosi May Back Industry-Friendly House Crypto Bill
05/21/24, The American Prospect
Also Appeared In: CoinTelegraph, ETHNews, Crypto.News, American Crypto Association, Bitcoin Ethereum News, Coin Insider, CoinTurk News, Crypto Daily UK

GOP tees up crypto vote with hopes of Democratic support
05/21/24, American Banker
Also Appeared In: Report Wire

Several U.S. House Democrats Petition Colleagues to Join Yes Side on Crypto Bill
05/21/24, CoinDesk
Also Appeared In: Head Topics, Business Insider, TradingView, Last Cryptocurrency, Block.CC, Yahoo! News

The U.S. recovery and what’s next – Morning Money
05/20/24, Politico

CFPB late fee rule could save NYers money
05/20/24, Public News Service

DODD-FRANK ACT—Lawmakers emphasize need for regulations on incentive-based compensation practices
05/16/24, VitalLaw

Supreme Court rebuffs challenge to consumer protection agency
05/16/24, NBC News
Also Appeared In: Yahoo! News

Foxtrot’s Implosion Was Spectacular and Surprising—To Some
05/16/24, Slate

CEPR Comments to FTC, DOJ, HHS on Consolidation in Health Care Markets
05/16/24, Center for Economic and Policy Research

‘Bluelining’ Leaves Climate Vulnerable Communities Without Home Insurance
05/15/24, OtherWords
Also Appeared In: Informed Comment, Head Topics, Vox Populi Sphere, Columbia Missourian, El Semanario, Times Standard, CounterPunch, Boulder Daily Camera, FlaggerLive, NH Gazette, Madras Tribune, Tyler Morning Telegraph

The Sheriff of Wall Street Has a Bold Agenda. The Clock Is Ticking.
05/10/24, Barron’s

Butler introduces Financial Literacy Bills Broadening Language Access
05/08/24, Senator Laphonza Butler

Alliance seeks public release of insurance data
05/08/24, Insurance Newsnet

Republicans Are Trying to Torpedo a Huge Biden Win. You Can Help Stop Them.
05/07/24, Demcast USA

Regulators must reject the Capital One-Discover deal
05/05/24, American Banker

Walmart Refutes Calls for Change Over Equal Pay and Employee Safety
05/02/24, Sourcing Journal

Bonamici, Foster, Cohen Introduce Bill to Protect Consumers from Predatory Debt Collectors
05/01/24, Rep. Suzanne Bonamici

Buyouts of Delinquent Commercial Real Estate CLO Loans Jump 210% as Multifamily Landlords Struggle
05/01/24, Bloomberg Law
Also Appeared In: American Banker, BNN Bloomberg Canada, Yahoo! Finance, PetNews2Day, National Mortgage News

Banks Sell Loans to Private Credit in Balance Sheet Twist
05/01/24, Bloomberg
Also Appeared In: BNN Bloomberg Canada, Yahoo! Finance

FACT Submits Statement on CTA for House Small Business Hearing
04/30/24, The FACT Coalition

Can private equity accelerate the green transition?
04/30/24, Financial Times
Also Appeared In: Top News

Biden’s New Housing Efficiency Rules to Slash Bills and Emissions, Revolutionizing American Homebuilding
04/27/24, Trendy Digest

This New Biden Rule Will Save Americans $2 Billion On Utility Bills
04/26/24, Huffington Post
Also Appeared In: Trendy Digest, Press News AgencyUS Times Mirror, News Concerns, Yahoo! News, News Explorer, Swift Telecast, Secular Times, Web Times UK

Groups Celebrate Updated Energy Efficiency Rules for New U.S.-Backed Homes
04/25/24, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Rep. Khanna and Senator Warren Reintroduce Bill to Stop Wall Street From Profiting Off Water and Water Rights
04/18/24, Rep. Khanna.gov
Also Appeared In: Food and Water Watch

Schumer Carries Water for Crypto
04/16/24, The American Prospect
Also Appeared In: Crypto Info Net, Plato Blockchain Net

Politico Morning Money: Higher-for-longer’s housing impact
04/16/24, Politico

GOP’s Effort to Undo 401(k) ESG Rule Centers on Investment Ties
04/12/24, Bloomberg Law

How the Latest Credit Card Regulations Impact Banks and Shoppers
04/12/24, Financial World

Potential CFPB arbitration rule would violate CRA, GOP lawmakers say
04/11/24, American Banker
Also Appeared In: Las Vegas Real Estate Review, National Mortgage News

Broad Coalition of 104 Organizations Tell Congress to Support FTC CARS Rule
04/10/24, Consumer Federation of America

Statement of Commissioner Kristin N. Johnson
04/09/24, CFTC.gov

Chris Larsen is SF’s top law-enforcement donor. Federal law-enforcement wants $2B.
04/08/24, Mission Local 

Next time you get your credit card statement, you may want to give it a close look
04/07/24, Business Insider
Also Appeared In: labordday2016, AOL, Yahoo! Finance

The Health Over Wealth Act
04/03/24, Senator Ed Markey

Making Ends Meet is Hard Enough Without a Penalty for Coming up Short
04/03/24, OtherWords
Also Appeared In: Common Dreams, The Wilson Times, The Smirking Chimp, Lake County Record-Bee, CityWatchLA, LA Progressive, NC Newsline, AFRO News, Rocky Mount Telegram, Greenville Reflector, The Daily Advance, Good Men Project, Duplin Times, Black Star Times, Butner Creedmoor News, Progressive-Charleston, Dallas Examiner, NNPA

Finance industry watchdog groups are urging further scrutiny of the tokenization push
04/03/24, Politico-Morning Money

125+ Groups Urge Support for Adeel Mangi’s Confirmation, Condemn Baseless and Bigoted Attacks
04/02/24, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights 

142 Organizations Support CFPB Rule to Curb Abusive Overdraft Fees
04/01/24, Consumer Federation of America

Why Apple’s DOJ fight is big for banks
03/26/24, Politico-Morning Money

Advocate offloads senior home care business to private equity firm
03/25/24, Healthcare Dive

Bank data venture faces heat
03/21/24, Politico-Morning Money 

The Lie Banks Use To Protect Their Late-Fee Profits
03/20/24, The Lever

Jayapal, Warren, Boyle, Reintroduce Ultra-Millionaire Tax on Fortunes Over $50 Million
03/19/24, Representative Pramila Jayapal

Dan Loeb Enters the Chip Wars
03/18/24, The New York Times
Also appeared in: Pop Culturely

Want a better credit card interest rate? Try smaller banks or credit unions
03/11/24, Bankrate

House Republicans Pass Accredited Investor Bill
03/11/24, Financial Advisor

Biden, Republicans clash over card fees
03/08/24, Industry Dive

Industry, lawmakers want human capital disclosure rule, but no proposal yet
03/08/24, Pensions & Investments 

Fed’s Powell Says Significant Changes to Bank Capital Plan Likely
03/06/24, Bloomberg
Also appeared in: BNN Bloomberg 

New York State Bar Association and Albany Law School To Hold Symposium To Address the History of Structural Racism in New York
03/06/24, The New York State Bar Association 

Capital One and Discover merger ‘dangerous’, consumer groups tell Fed
03/06/24, The Guardian
Also appeared in: FS Tech

U.S. caps credit card late charges in new Biden crackdown on junk fees
03/05/24, The Washington Post
Also appeared in: The Spokesman-Review, The NYS Society of CPAs

FERC rejects $1.1B Bridgepoint-Energy Capital Partners private equity deal on competition concerns
03/04/24, Industry Dive

‘Huge tax breaks’: private equity prepares for a boon from Congress
03/01/24, The Guardian 

Coalition Consumer and Labor Groups Urging the SEC on Stock-Buyback
02/29/24, Politico-Morning Money

SEC should propose stock buyback disclosure rule again, coalition says
02/29/24, Pensions & Investments

Commentary: Crisis at Steward Health highlights private equity’s threat to healthcare
02/29/24, The Dorchester Reporter 

Bitcoin Tops $60,000. The Force Behind Its Recent Surge.
02/28/24, Barron’s
Also appeared in: MarketWatch

SEC Investor Advisory Committee to Discuss Proposals to Improve Equity Market Structure and Examine the Use of Materiality as a Disclosure Standard
02/28/24, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Also appeared in: Crowdfund Insider 

Save our Retirement Coalition Urges Congress not to Block Department of Labor Rule that Would Better Protect Retirement Savers.
02/27/24, Better Markets

Down to the wire at the SEC
02/27/24, Politico 

Vulnerable Communities are Facing New Insurance Financial Practice: Bluelining
02/27/23, Climate Nexus

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?
02/12/24, Inequality.org
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
02/06/24, WealthManagement.com

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
Scrutiny
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 LowerCreditCardFees.com Urging Congress to Pass CCCA and New Report Highlighting Dark Money Involved
11/15/23, Accountable.US
Also appeared in: Convenience.org

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.
08/07/23, Truthout.org 

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: cleaveland.com, 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: Rotasi.co

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
07/07/23, Risk.net

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
06/21/23, OilPrice.com

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, Rotasi.co

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
03/13/23, MARKETPLACE

‘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
03/13/23, MARKETPLACE

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
03/02/23, Inequality.org

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
09/03/22, INQUIRER.net 

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
08/11/22, Inequality.org
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
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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
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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
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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
09/24/21, Inequality.org
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
Desk

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
09/15/21, Inequality.org
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
07/21/21, Inequality.org
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
06/15/21, NJ.com

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

Wall Street’s $3 Billion Political Investment is a Bargain
06/10/21, Inequality.org
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
03/17/21, PYMTS.com

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 Avenu