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Consumers Harmed by Consumer Protection Bureau – Again

Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued yet another rule that will harm consumers. A new rule on small dollar loans will kill off about 75 percent of the existing small dollar loan industry, according to the Bureau’s own figures. Yet the Bureau and its boosters …

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CFPB Payday Loan Rule Hurts Consumers in Urgent Need: Statement by CEI expert

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today unveiled its long-awaited rule against short term “payday” loans. CEI Senior Fellow John Berlau criticized the new rule, warning it will do more harm than good. “The CFPB’s new rule against short-term lending, including ‘payday loans,’ will do more to stop people from …

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CEI v. DOJ (Loretta Lynch/Elizabeth Carlisle)

The Competitive Enterprise Institute sued the Department of Justice for emails from former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s alias email address that used the name “Elizabeth Carlisle.” In yet another example of a high ranking official in the Obama administration using an alias email address, CEI …

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CEI Sues DOJ Over Former AG Lynch Alias Email Account Records

The Competitive Enterprise Institute today sued the Department of Justice for emails from former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s alias email address that used the name “Elizabeth Carlisle.” In yet another example of a high ranking official in the Obama administration using an alias email address, …

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Joint Employer Bill Draws Support

Politico’s Morning Shift covers a coalition letter, led by CEI, in support of the Save Local Business Act. A coalition of 28 pro-business groups led by the Competitive Enterprise Institute will send a letter to members of Congress today in support of the Save Local Business …

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Free-Market Coalition Urges Action on Franchise Rule

InsideSources covers a coalition letter, led by CEI, in support of the Save Local Business Act. A coalition of free-market advocates sent a letter to lawmakers Tuesday urging them to support a bill designed to get a critical contracting rule under control. Congress is currently considering …

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State Department Sued for Internal Records on the Paris Climate Accord

The Daily Caller covers CEI’s FOIA lawsuit against the State Department. A libertarian think tank filed suit against the State Department for records regarding potential collusion between Obama administration officials and environmental groups in developing the Paris climate accord. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) initially filed …

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CEI v. State Department

In September 2017, in response to mounting information about the role of outside influence in developing the controversial Paris climate treaty, CEI submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records relating to three top former officials in the Obama administration State Department. These …

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CEI Sues State Department for Paris Climate Treaty Docs

CEI filed suit today against the State Department for records about outside influence in developing the controversial Paris climate treaty during the Obama administration. In September, 2017, CEI submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records relating to three top former officials in the Obama …

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CEI Comments on White House Call to End Social Security Numbers

CEI Vice President Jim Harper commented on the White House’s call for the end of social security numbers in light of the recent Equifax data breach. “Social Security numbers are widely accessible, yet treated in many systems as a quasi-secret key for accessing other personal …

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