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WISPIRG Statement on Passage of the “Wrong Choice Act” By U.S. House

Bill Dismantles Consumer Protections, Repeals Most Dodd-Frank Safeguards Against Another Financial Collapse
For Immediate Release

The following statement can be attributed to WISPIRG Director Peter Skopec:

“What could possibly go wrong if Wall Street banks and predatory payday lenders were allowed to run amok again? Today, the U.S. House, on a nearly party-line vote, approved H.R.10, the Financial CHOICE Act – the Wrong Choice for all of us who aren’t Wall Street banks or predatory lenders.

If the CHOICE Act became law, it would gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, and leave that highly successful agency incapable of doing its job to protect consumers, homeowners, older Americans, students, servicemembers and veterans. It would also repeal most Dodd-Frank protections enacted to prevent big banks and other players from recklessly bringing on another financial collapse.

We are disappointed that Representative Duffy (WI-7) was a leading supporter of the Wrong Choice Act. We thank Representatives Moore (WI-4), Pocan (WI-2) and Kind (WI-3) for their opposition to the bill.”

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The Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG) is a non-profit, non-partisan public interest advocacy organization that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in democratic society.

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