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  • Senate Democrats push CFPB to retain oversight of military lending

    Send letter in defense of Military Lending Act
    Senate Democrats continue to push back against a decision by the CFPB to stop supervising lending made to active duty service members. The bureau recently began making plans to cut back its investigations on lenders that service military members. Now, Senate Democrats are calling on the CFPB to continue its oversight.
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  • Senate Democrats unveil sweeping rent reform proposal

    Dems introduce act that could bring tax relief to renters
    Increasing rent prices leave many American families struggling to afford housing, but Senate Democrats have introduced new legislation to help alleviate that stress. The Rent Relief Act will award a refundable tax credit to renters that pay more than 30% of their gross income on rent, including utilities.
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  • Top Democrats accuse CFPB’s Mulvaney of violating election law

    Claim Mulvaney used official speech to solicit donations in exchange for influence
    For the second time in the last eight months, the director of the CFPB stands accused of violating federal election law. Last time, it was former CFPB Director Richard Cordray under the election law microscope. The Office of Special Counsel eventually cleared Cordray of any election malfeasance, but now, it’s Cordray’s replacement who could be facing a Hatch Act investigation.
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  • Senate Democrats press FTC for review of data security at Experian, Transunion

    Prominent Senators ask FTC to ensure that consumers’ data is secure
    The Federal Trade Commission is already investigating the massive data breach at Equifax that exposed the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers to hackers, but a number of top Democrats in the Senate want the agency to extend its investigation to the other big credit reporting agencies.
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  • Brown promises “hell of a fight” in Senate over CFPB arbitration rule

    Top Democrat pledges to push back against Republican repeal efforts
    As expected, Senate Republicans on Thursday introduced a “resolution of disapproval” that begins the process of repealing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s newly unveiled rule that bans companies from using mandatory arbitration clauses. The effort is led by a number of prominent Republicans, but one of the top Democrats in the Senate is pledging a serious fight over the CFPB arbitration rule.
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  • Democrats ask Carson, HUD to do more to protect LGBTQ people from housing discrimination

    Nearly 30 Senators want HUD to restore resources that disappeared from website
    A group of nearly 30 Senators want the Department of Housing and Urban Development to do more to protect LGBTQ people from housing discrimination. In a letter sent this week to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, the Senators write that a number of resources that are designed help prevent discrimination against LGTBQ people have been removed from HUD’s website in the last few months – and they want those resources restored.
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  • Senate to consider bill prohibiting housing discrimination against LGBT people

    Would expand Fair Housing Act to cover gender identity and sexual orientation
    Currently, the federal Fair Housing Act prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, or disability, but that could soon change thanks to a newly introduced bill backed by several prominent Senate Democrats. The bill, the Fair and Equal Housing Act of 2017, would expand the Fair Housing Act to cover gender identity and sexual orientation as protected classes.
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