The Fight for Consumer Protections Comes to a Check Casher Near You (Updated)
| May 19, 2011
(Update: Please note the corrections on the actual vote below.) Opinion by Gregory Lobo Jost
I have to admit it is downright depressing that Republicans in Congress are doing whatever they can to block the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from fully getting off the ground .
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