Resource | Tax

U.S. PIRG Delivers 34,000 Petitions to D.O.J

Photo of Mario Salazar, U.S. PIRG legistlative director and Adam Weil, Environment America Federal Conservation Advocate, delivering 34,000 petitions calling for the Department of Justice to deny BP more tax deductions for its Gulf Coast oil spill settlements.

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 | 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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