The House is voting today on S. 2155, the #BankLobbyistAct. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is urging her caucus to vote no, as they all should!
House Republicans voted to gut the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law this past summer with legislation called the “Financial Choice Act.” Then, on the heels of a huge giveaway to the rich and corporations with the #GOPTaxScam, the Senate passed its own version of Wall Street de-regulation: the deceivingly-titled “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act” (S. 2155 or the “Bank Lobbyist Act”). The House still has to vote on that version of the bill before it heads to Trump’s desk for signature: tell them to vote no.
Want to take action to stop Republicans from deregulating Wall Street and making future taxpayer-funded bailouts more likely (per CBO)?
Call Rep Turner now!
Caller: Hello! My name is [ ] and I’m calling from [part of state]. I’m calling about bill S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act.
Staffer: Thank you for calling. The House may vote on that bill soon.
Caller: Yes, and I want the Congressman to oppose this bill. The CBO says it will put us at greater risk of more taxpayer-funded bank bailouts. And it will allow racial discrimination in mortgage lending to go unchecked.
Staffer: This bill is about helping community banks. The Congressman thinks Main Street needs relief from burdensome government regulations.
Caller: This bill isn’t focused on helping community banks. It de-regulates 25 of the biggest 38 banks — even foreign banks.
Staffer: I’ll let the Congressman know your thoughts.
Caller: Thank you. Please take down my contact information so you can let me know what the Congressman decides to do.