Why is the Senate refusing to do their job and confirm judicial and executive branch nominees?

By Natalia Castro The Senate has played a vital role in stalling the Trump agenda and preventing the swamp they swim in from being drained. One of the greatest struggles President Trump has faced in moving his plan forward has been an inability to fill […]


Now that Richard Cordray is gone, it’s time to undue his work

By Rick Manning As originally published at http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/now-that-richard-cordray-is-gone-its-time-to-undo-his-work/article/2640976 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray announced his resignation last week. This is a victory for consumers and businesses, as he will no longer be able to wreak regulatory havoc on the American people and the economy. But that […]


Why is Mel Watt still heading the Federal Housing Finance Agency when he has no idea how to reform the housing market? President Trump can remove him ‘for cause.’

By Robert Romano Among the zombie regulators held over from the Obama administration, including Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director Richard Cordray and now outgoing Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen, another holdover still in place is Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mel Watt. Watt was appointed […]


Warren’s consumer ‘protection’ agency sets dangerous precedent

By Rick Manning As originally published at http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/finance/342800-warrens-consumer-financial-protection-bureau-setting-dangerous?#_=_ Sen. Elizabeth Warren ‘s government-run-wild brain child is continuing its left-wing sprint into the Trump era, and only Congress can stop its usurpations. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the agency created by then-Harvard law professor Warren in the Obama years, effectively to […]


Congress does little, and goes on vacation to celebrate

By Peter Hong As Americans celebrated the two hundred and forty-first anniversary of our nation’s independence, our representatives in Congress celebrated with us – in recess. That should come as no surprise to anyone who follows the work habits of Congress.  According to the calendar put out by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy , […]


House Financial Services votes to rein in Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Dodd-Frank

By Peter Hong There is an all too common pattern in Washington, D.C.  Congress does nothing.  A crisis arises.  Panicked, Congress overreacts.  It creates bad laws.  These bad laws preclude or delay any recovery that would have resulted from a market readjustment.  Congress does nothing […]


The greed of green: PACE’s predatory lending on solar

By Peter Hong Remember the raging predatory lending scandals that led to the mortgage crisis of the late 2000s? You couldn’t avoid reports of unscrupulous lenders and brokers exploiting the subprime market and offering adjustable rate mortgages to people who couldn’t afford them. As the […]


Chicken or duck? Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the grill

By Peter Hong What happens when a reckless, unaccountable arm of the administrative state collides head-on with a Congressional committee demanding answers for constituents who have been harassed, extorted, or ignored for more than five years? In the case of yesterday’s appearance by Consumer Financial […]


If we’re repealing Obamacare, Congress might as well bring back private student loans, too

By Natalia Castro As high school seniors make their decision of which college to go to next fall, Congress has been working on its Obamacare decision; but what the American people might be missing, is that these two issues are extremely closely related. As student […]


Obama’s consumer board takes a hard blow from federal court

By Nathan Mehrens As originally published at http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/obamas-consumer-board-takes-a-hard-shot-from-federal-court/ On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Due to the court’s holding, the plan of congressional Democrats and President Obama to place consumer financial […]

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