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Credit, Finance

Everything from banking, bankruptcy, credit, credit cards, financial literacy, stocks, and securities; this category broadly covers financial information, specifically consumer credit, consumer wealth, and the policies and legislation built to promote and / or stabilize it.

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National Action

Tell Congress: It’s time for Wall Street to pay its fair share!

Date: Fri, November 01, 2019

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Let’s urge lawmakers to pass a tiny tax on wealthy stock traders who buy and sell millions of shares in an instant, rake in the profits and pay no tax on those trades. If they paid just a fraction of 1% of traded dollars in taxes—around 10 cents on every $100—imagine how many critical programs could be funded for working families. If you agree, please join other Americans who say it’s time for Wall Street to pay its fair share of taxes.
 

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National Action

Crack down on unfair bank overdraft fees

Date: Mon, September 30, 2019

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Overdraft fees currently cost consumers an egregious $15 billion per year, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The Overdraft Protection Act of 2019 (HR 4254) aims to crack down on unfair bank overdraft fees.

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National Legislation

H.R. 1516: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a tax on certain trading transactions.

Sponsor: Peter A. DeFazio [D-OR] on 2019-03-05
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr1516

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The House bill aims to create a new progressive tax on financial transactions that would generate billions in revenue, while addressing economic inequality and reducing high risk and volatility in the market.

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National Legislation

S. 647: Wall Street Tax Act of 2019

Sponsor: Brian Schatz [D-HI] on 2019-03-05
https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/s647

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The Senate bill would introduce a new progressive tax on financial transactions that would generate billions in revenue, while addressing economic inequality and reducing high risk and volatility in the market.