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Charlie Crist blasts bill that Democrats say will rollback Dodd-Frank Act

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Charlie Crist took to the floor of the U.S. House on Thursday to blast the Financial CHOICE Act, a Republican-sponsored bill that would undo significant parts of the Dodd-Frank financial reforms implemented the wake of the Great Recession.. “Unrestrained greed on Wall Street caused a preventable disaster because at no point did anyone say: This is simply wrong,” Crist said before the House approved the measure. “I remember 2008 and 2009: the bailouts, the foreclosures, the long, painful road to recovery,” he said. “The…

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Dennis Ross: Working to keep Consumer Financial Protection Bureau accountable

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Since I was first elected to Congress, I have fought to hold government agencies and Washington bureaucrats more accountable to Floridians and all Americans. Unfortunately, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) continues to operate in a manner unaccountable to Congress, the president and American taxpayers. You don’t have to take my word on this. On Oct. 11, 2016, the D.C. U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found the CFPB’s leadership structure unconstitutional. In its decision, the court stated, “The Director enjoys…

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Todd Wilcox economic plan takes aim at “entitlement culture”

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On Thursday, Senate candidate Todd Wilcox released his economic plan: “Restoring Fiscal Sanity in Washington.” “Government spending has created an entitlement culture in America that threatens our Constitutional Republic, is destroying the separation of powers and poses the greatest threat to our national security,” said Wilcox. “Career politicians from both parties are complicit in wasting our hard-earned dollars, and it’s time we demand fiscal reform that makes sense.” One of the keys to Wilcox’s plan: a balanced budget amendment. As the release from…

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Florida progressives blast Patrick Murphy as a ‘Wall Street Democrat’

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South Florida Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy has started off quickly in his quest to become the Democratic Party nominee for U.S. Senate in 2016, and the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida (DPCF) has a message to the rest of the party — not so fast. “When it comes to the race shaping up to replace Marco Rubio, we believe that Floridians are looking for a bold champion who will inspire and engage voters,” said DPCF President Susan Smith in a conference…

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