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Resource | Financial Reform

Letter Opposing House Effort To Hobble Bank Regulators

Today, the House Financial Services Committee holds a cattle-call markup of bills designed to  weaken consumer, taxpayer, depositor and investor protections. As it often does, it claims its efforts are on behalf of small banks and credit unions. But the goal of the Tailor Act is not really to help them, it is to weaken the broad authority regulators have to protect the public. Oh, and they are already required to "tailor" regulations for small or rural banks and credit unions. Download the letter from U.S. PIRG and other Americans for Financial Reform coalition members below.

Resource | Budget

Special Districts Fact Sheet

A fact sheet about special district governments.

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Hazardous toys to avoid

Despite progress in recent years, some toys and children’s products still have the potential to cause harm. Depending on the materials used and the quality and nature of the product itself, the risks for children posed by toys and other products range from choking on small parts to suffering from dangerous chemical reactions in the body. In extreme cases, the consequences can be fatal.

Resource | Transportation

U.S. Dept of Transportation Forecasts of Future Driving vs. Reality

This figure represents how the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration has forecast national Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) over time and how those forecasts have compared with actual VMT. A large version of the image can be downloaded on this page as a PDF.

Resource | Financial Reform

Testimony on Need for Strong Consumer Regulations

We've submitted a statement for the record as the Senate Banking Committee holds two important hearings this week, yesterday's hearing on "Assessing Consumer Regulations" and tomorrow's hearing on "Semi-Annual Report of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)."  Our main message: Defend the CFPB and Defend Consumer Laws.

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