Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and How to Make a Vote Today Pay Off Tomorrow

Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from December 5 through December 9, 2011.

Senators Fundraising in NYC after Voting with Wall Street Interests

Yesterday, Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) and John Thune (R-S.D.) joined their Republican colleagues in blocking the nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an agency created as part of the Wall Street reform legislation passed by Congress in 2010.

Dean Heller Raising Money with Wall St. Lobbyists After Taking Their Side on Consumer Protection

Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) sided with Wall Street today in joining his Republican colleagues in blocking the nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created under the Wall Street reform legislation passed in 2010.

Next week, he’ll be rewarded at a fundraiser hosted by Wall Street lobbyists.

John Thune Holding New York Fundraiser Day After Vote on Wall Street Regulator

The Senate is expected to vote Thursday on the nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the office created as part of the Wall Street reform legislation passed in 2010.

Will They Stand With the Banks or Consumers?

On Tuesday, the Senate Banking committee will hold a nomination hearing for Richard Cordray, the man selected by President Obama to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the ranking Republican on the committee, said Cordray’s nomination was “dead on arrival” unless concessions were made to weaken the agency’s ability to hold Wall Street banks accountable.

Sen. Shelby has received significant support from Wall Street donors during his time in Congress.

House GOP Seeks Days of Wall Street Yore, With Eye on Campaign Cash Future

"Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee are having a campaign fundraiser this week," says the New York Times editorial today. Not literally; that wouldn't be unusual.