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Consumer advocates look to Chopra to champion their cause

These are difficult days for consumer advocates, who are quick to argue the agency they championed — the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — has in the Trump administration become far less aggressive in bringing enforcement actions and far more lenient in imposing penalties on companies that violate the law.

 

Beyond the CFPB, these activists decry a more general pullback in consumer protection by the Trump administration, including what a recent report by the consumer rights group Public Citizen called a “hostility to enforcement from federal...

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