3 Ways Trump has Weakened the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was one of the most important ways the Obama administration responded to the financial meltdown of 2008. Under Elizabeth Warren’s leadership, the CFPB did important work holding banks and businesses accountable for practices that harmed American consumers. The large banks and financial services companies proved in 2008 that they … More 3 Ways Trump has Weakened the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


One of the most questionable components of the Trump budget proposal is the fundamental question of the impact the budget could have on the national debt. In fact, many conservative Republicans (Donald Trump included) ran on a platform of repealing Obamacare and reducing the debt. One way that the Trump administration tries to get the … More 3%

Transparency and Honesty?

In January, President Trump issued an executive order to prevent lobbyists from holding positions in agencies where they have actively lobbied for the interests of an industry. The executive order mirrored the Obama White House policy intent on keeping advocates for a particular industry out of the agencies responsible for enforcing budgets and writing policies. … More Transparency and Honesty?