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Listen to U.S. PIRG Consumer Program Director Ed Mierzwinski debate Diane Katz of the Heritage Foundation on whether the landmark, PIRG-backed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) should be weakened as a condition of Senate confirmation of its director, Richard Cordray to a full term. The hour-long broadcast of "The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Under Attack" begins with an interview with Washington Post reporter Danielle Douglas. The show aired on NPR affiliates in most markets on Monday, 18 February.
"Now the attacks, and counterattacks, are heating up. In the Senate. In court. From consumer advocates. From defenders of free markets. And each side is digging in. This hour, On Point: the heated battle over the future of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau."
More on U.S. PIRG's support for the CFPB is here.
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