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People Over Profits

A wild-west style, anything-goes, unregulated mortgage lending market led directly to the 2008 global economic collapse. Millions of Americans lost their retirement funds, their jobs, the very roofs over their heads because our government prioritized the greed of Wall Street and big banks over the American people. Less than a decade later, our lawmakers are gearing up to do it again.

Senator Ted Cruz and Representative John Ratcliffe have introduced two bills (one in the House, and one in the Senate) - S.370 and H.R. 1031 to abolish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Established as part of the Dodd-Frank Bill, the CFPB set to rein in the predatory lending practices of banks that made it easy for borrowers to get loans and credit that they couldn't afford. The CFPB now requires banks to verify the income and application information listed by applicants.

The CFPB also receives and investigates consumer complaints, having addressed over one million complaints since 2011. The bureau has also returned over $11.7 billion to American families. BILLIONS! $3.6 billion of that was direct restitution, while the other $7.7 billion was made up of cancelled and reduced debt and other financial relief.

The Bill is currently in the House Financial Services Committee being reviewed. Let's call the head of the committee, its members, and our representatives and tell them to put American interests ahead of the interest of Wall Street and Big Banks by voting against the bill to abolish the CFPB!

What you can do

1. CALL the Financial Services Committee Chair .
Chairman Jeb Hensarling
Financial Services Committee
202-225-7502

2. CALL the Capitol Switchboard and dial zero to ask for your Representative, or any of the below Financial Services Committee members if they represent you at (202) 224-3121

Committee Members:

Peter T. King, New York

Edward R. Royce, California

Frank D. Lucas, Oklahoma

Patrick T. McHenry, North Carolina, Vice Chairman

Stevan Pearce, New Mexico

Bill Posey, Florida

Blaine Luetkemeyer, Missouri

Bill Huizenga, Michigan

Sean P. Duffy, Wisconsin

Steve Stivers, Ohio

Randy Hultgren, Illinois

Dennis A. Ross, Florida

Robert Pittenger, North Carolina

Ann Wagner, Missouri

Andy Barr, Kentucky

Keith J. Rothfus, Pennsylvania

Luke Messer, Indiana

Scott Tipton, Colorado

Roger Williams, Texas

Bruce Poliquin, Maine

Mia Love, Utah

French Hill, Arkansas

Tom Emmer, Minnesota

Lee M. Zeldin, New York

Dave A. Trott, Michigan

Barry Loudermilk, Georgia

Alexander X. Mooney, West Virginia

Thomas MacArthur, New Jersey

Warren Davidson, Ohio

Ted Budd, North Carolina

David Kustoff, Tennessee

Claudia Tenney, New York

Trey Hollingsworth, Indiana

Maxine Waters, California, Ranking Member

Carolyn B. Maloney, New York

Nydia M. Velázquez, New York

Brad Sherman, California

Gregory W. Meeks, New York

Michael E. Capuano, Massachusetts

Wm. Lacy Clay, Missouri

Stephen F. Lynch, Massachusetts

David Scott, Georgia

Al Green, Texas

Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri

Gwen Moore, Wisconsin

Keith Ellison, Minnesota

Ed Perlmutter, Colorado

James A. Himes, Connecticut

Bill Foster, Illinois

Daniel T. Kildee, Michigan

John K. Delaney, Maryland

Kyrsten Sinema, Arizona

Joyce Beatty, Ohio

Denny Heck, Washington

Juan Vargas, California

Josh Gottheimer, New Jersey

Vicente Gonzalez, Texas

Charlie Crist, Florida

Ruben Kihuen, Nevada

USE THIS SCRIPT (feel free to ad-lib, of course)

I'm ___and I'm with the group 2 Hours a Week.

I'm calling to ask Senator/Representative ___to vote AGAINST the proposed bill to abolish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The bureau reined in and out of control and predatory financial industry, returned billions of dollars to American families. Abolishing this critical entity would once again put Americans at risk of being taken advantage of by big banks and Wall Street by putting profits over people. This could also ultimately set us up for another financial crisis. I'm asking that you protect the American people and vote no against this bill.

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