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The Legacy of Dodd-Frank: Maintaining "Too Big to Fail" and Destroying Community Banks

In 2010, Congress passed, and President Obama signed into law, a massive 2,300-page banking regulatory bill called the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The premise of Dodd-Frank was to prevent another financial crisis and, as the title suggests, reform regulation of Wall Street. Like many well-intentioned laws, however, Dodd-Frank in the hands of the regulatory state has turned into a crushing burden, highlighted today in a House Small Business Committee hearing titled “Bearing the Burden: Overregulation Impact on Small Banks and Rural Communities.” Rather than ending the situation where a few massive banking institutions were “too big to fail,” Dodd-Frank has actually entrenched the big banks at the top of the heap while crushing small community banks and credit unions.

06/09/2016
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FreedomWorks Brings Constitution Revival Tour to Harrisburg

FreedomWorks will host the second date of the Constitution Revival Tour in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on Saturday, June 11. Conservative grassroots activists based in and around southwest Pennsylvania will hear from speakers, including SiriusXM radio host Andrew Wilkow and FreedomWorks Senior Economic Contributor Stephen Moore, on the pro-growth policies that will benefit all Americans, the importance of the Supreme Court and protecting Justice Scalia’s legacy, and efforts to reform the justice system through proven conservative policies.

06/09/2016
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Obama Plans His Own Retirement, Vetoes Bill to Repeal Fiduciary Rule

Last month, the Senate voted 56-41 to rescind the Department of Labor’s “Fiduciary Rule” using the Congressional Review Act. This was after a House vote of 234-183 to repeal the regulation. Under the Congressional Review Act, the House and the Senate reserve the right to jointly overrule unnecessary or burdensome acts of regulatory overreach. Today, as promised, President Obama has blocked Congress' efforts to deregulate. This is the 10th veto of the Obama presidency.

06/08/2016
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Is A Recession Lurking Around The Corner?

Ok, I’m going to just go out and say the dreaded R word. America may be skidding into another recession and the latest abysmal jobs report is the latest sign of troubled waters ahead.

06/06/2016
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The Left's Grand, Green Vision

Like a crazed serial killer, the liberal green groups are celebrating their “victory” of putting America’s major coal producers out of business — to say nothing of the tens of thousands of miners placed in unemployment lines. Several thousand more mining jobs were lost last month. Now to get their next homicidal high, the leftists have turned their ambitions on the oil and natural gas industries.

06/05/2016
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CFPB Announces New Proposed Rule to Make Poor People's Lives Harder

Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a proposed rule that would allow them to eliminate banking options for poor Americans. Did you miss that headline? Perhaps that’s because the Obama administration and its allies in the press described these new regulations as “cracking down on payday lenders.”

06/03/2016
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FreedomWorks to Senate: Don’t Weaken the Email Privacy Act

Following a report that the Senate Judiciary Committee may consider amendments to weaken the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699), FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:

06/03/2016
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Ayotte Amendments Are the Wrong Way to Address Drug Addiction

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) has offered amendments to S.2943, the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), that would make federal mandatory minimum sentences for fentanyl offenses harsher. Fentanyl is a highly addictive and powerful synthetic narcotic used in hospitals to treat severe pain. It is also used to cut heroin or substituted as heroin, which is leading to drug overdoses in New England.

06/02/2016
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FreedomWorks Discusses Fair Sentencing and Fair Chances in Ohio

On Wednesday, May 18 FreedomWorks Director of Communications Jason Pye traveled to Columbus, Ohio to be part of a panel for the Fair Sentencing and Fair Chances National Tour by the Coalition for Public Safety. The panel was co-hosted by the Buckeye Institute and focused on a bipartisan push for justice reform.

06/02/2016
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FreedomWorks’ Congressman of the Month - Mark Sanford

FreedomWorks is pleased to name Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) our Congressman of the Month of May 2016 for his steadfast commitment to conservative principles. Just last month, Rep. Sanford took on Washington’s corporate interests on behalf of the taxpayers.

06/01/2016

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