Tell Your Representative and Senators to Oppose the REINS Act!
If passed, the REINS Act would require congressional approval of all major rules, potentially endangering the most important safeguards to our health, safety, environment, and economy. Not only would it delay or block public protections and increase industry interference, it's redundant.
You can take action and urge your representatives to oppose this dangerous bill!
Stand Up for Those Who Fight Abusive Credit Card and Mortgage Practices
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created to rein in credit card companies and other financial institutions that prey on vulnerable consumers. In the 24 months since it was created, we've applauded its substantive work and the outstanding way that it operates. Unfortunately, its important work is now threatened. The Senate vote to confirm Richard Cordray as the head of the agency has been blocked for two years.
Tell your senators to vote on Richard Cordray's nomination so that the CFPB can continue protecting all of us from the exploitative practices of big banks.
Protect Workers from Silica!
A proposed standard from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would better protect workers from silica dust, a potent hazard known to cause lung cancer and silicosis, a lethal but preventable lung disease. Feb. 14 marks the anniversary of the second year of delay of this crucial workplace safety rule.
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