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H.R. 790: TABS Act of 2021

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Who should control the purse strings for one of the main agencies set up after the 2008 financial crash?


Created in response to the financial crisis of 2008–09, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is a relatively new government watchdog agency. Through 2020, they’ve brought 284 enforcement actions which returned $12.9 billion to consumers. Critics contend the bureau, even if well-intentioned, is too overzealous to the point of being anti-business.

Unlike most components of the federal government, which are funded directly by Congress, CFPB was set up to be funded independently by the Federal Reserve, so long as they don’t exceed a statutory cap. Opponents say the bureau exerts considerable control over the economy with little to no accountability, and by making its funding contingent on taxpayers, more …

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Garland “Andy” Barr

Sponsor. Representative for Kentucky's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Feb 4, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Feb 4, 2021

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28 Cosponsors (28 Republicans)

4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Feb 4, 2021

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