Little Progress in Negotiations as Shutdown Enters Third Week

A meeting yesterday between White House senior officials and congressional staff “did not make much progress,” according to the White House, as the impasse that has caused parts of the federal government to shut down enters its third week. “We didn’t make much progress at the meeting, which was surprising to me,” said White House […]

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Man Running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Calls for the Gutting of its Budget

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the government agency meant to protect consumers from predatory lending and unfair business practices would see its funding completely wiped out by 2019 under the President’s latest budget proposal.  Nearly $6.4 billion in cuts under the new budget would come from the agency. The director of the Office of Management […]

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