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If you were impacted by the 2017 #EquifaxDataBreach, you could be eligible for up to $20,000 in compensation and up to 10 years of free credit monitoring. Read expert advice and tips regarding this half-billion dollar settlement https://t.co/i21tZfCuEM
— Consumer Reports (@ConsumerReports) July 22, 2019
There are a lot of really bad things happening at the agency meant to protect consumers, and this is one of them. Via the Washington Post:
Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, fired the agency’s 25-member advisory board Wednesday, days after some of its members criticized his leadership of the watchdog agency.
The CFPB said it will revamp the Consumer Advisory Board, known as the CAB, in the fall with all new members.
The panel has traditionally played an influential role in advising the CFPB’s leadership on new regulations and policies. But some members, who include prominent consumer advocates, academics and industry executives, began to complain that Mulvaney was ignoring them and making unwise decisions about the agency’s future.
On Monday, 11 CAB members held a news conference and criticized Mulvaney for, among other things, canceling legally required meetings with the group.
On Wednesday, group members were notified that they were being replaced — and that they could not reapply for spots on the new board.
This is something that should concern anyone who has asthma or COPD, or any of your loved ones:
Trump’s EPA just replaced the Clean Power Plan, Obama’s signature climate policy with the Affordable Clean Energy rule, a much weaker regulation. It could lead to more greenhouse emissions and deaths from air pollution. https://t.co/adCjfVmTCN
— Vox (@voxdotcom) June 19, 2019
Keep an eye on the forced arbitration issue. It’s one of the biggest anti-consumer tools out there, and it’s got to stop.
CUFF isn’t taking sides in the Democratic primary, but we’re happy to see long-time consumer warrior Elizabeth Warren getting this kind of broad-based support. Because that means people are paying attention to pro-consumer policies and realizing their importance — which is what we keep saying!
— Suburban Guerrilla Ω (@SusieMadrak) July 3, 2019
🚨Required Viewing 🚨 Catch our broadband maps and research on the latest episode of @patriotact with @hasanminhaj called "Why Your Internet Sucks." Hasan makes the case for municipal broadband and explains how broadband monopolies are hurting Americans. https://t.co/rHSUi2YlEZ
— ILSR (@ilsr) June 17, 2019