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July 21 - Dodd-Frank Is Five: And Still Not Allowed Outside the House
July 15 - Financial Services Conflict of Interest Act: Outlining the Need for Increased Revolving-Door and Reverse Revolving-Door Legislation
January 25 - Continued Concerns With HSBC: Giant Bank Has Been Involved in Several Legal Investigations Since Signing Deferred Prosecution Agreement
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Stabilizing the Financial System

The passage in 2010 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was a tremendous victory for financial reform. However, much more must be done before the fair and stable financial system our communities need is in place. Immense “too big to fail” financial institutions must be broken up. Taxpayer supports must be severed from financial institutions that engage in risky, speculative activity. Computerized high speed trading must be reined in so that risks to our economy are minimized and benefits to our society are maximized.

Public Citizen supports legislation and regulatory action that builds on Dodd-Frank and moves us closer to a fair and stable financial system, one that serves the real economy

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