* * * Congressmen Steve Womack (AR-3) and Tom Graves (GA-14) wrote an amendment to an appropriations bill that ignores all the evidence in the [2015 CFPB Arbitration] report. Unsurprisingly, they both have received consistent financial support for years from banking lobbyists. Adopted by voice vote within a matter of minutes, the amendment revoked CFPB’s authority to create regulations for arbitration clauses until an entirely new study is conducted.
CFPB would be barred from restoring American consumers’ essential right to bring their disputes to court until they essentially repeat the study they just did. * * *