Rootstrikers

Rootstrikers is a project of Demand Progress dedicated to reclaiming our government so it works for everyone and not just the wealthy and the well-connected.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018
Chuck Schumer to Blame for Democratic Sell-out to Big Bank Lobbyists
On Wednesday, The Senate voted to pass S.2155, known as the Bank Lobbyist Act. Reporting emerged earlier in that day that Chuck Schumer had given “the green light” since last year to members of the Democratic Caucus to partner with the GOP and push bank deregulation legislation. He even pledged to...
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Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Statement on Senate Vote to Advance the Bank Lobbyist Act, S.2155
Statement attributable to Kurt Walters, campaign director at Demand Progress's grassroots anti-corruption wing, Rootstrikers: "Today, 17 members of the Senate Democratic Caucus joined the GOP to vote for more bank bailouts, racial discrimination in lending, and deregulating foreign megabanks. "...
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Tuesday, March 06, 2018
Devastating CBO Report Ends the Bank Lobbyist Act's "Community Bank Charade"
Statement attributable to Kurt Walters, campaign director at Demand Progress's grassroots anti-corruption wing, Rootstrikers: "The CBO's report just destroyed any case that this bill is "community banking" legislation. A neutral arbiter just confirmed that this bill would increase the risk of...
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Friday, March 02, 2018
"Citigroup Carveout" News Makes It Beyond Question. The Bank Lobbyist Act Must Be Rejected
New reporting in The Intercept today revealed that late-breaking changes to Sen. Mike Crapo's S.2155 – dubbed the "Bank Lobbyist Act" – would loosen a key capital requirement on banks like Wall Street giant Citigroup. The "Citigroup Carveout" would allow these banks to load up on risk and pose a...
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Groups Deliver 450,000 Grassroots Actions to Congress Urging Rejection of the Bank Lobbyist Act (S.2155)
One week ahead of expected action on the Senate floor, financial reform and progressive organizations have driven 450,000 petition signatures, phone calls, and other grassroots actions to the Senate in opposition to the Bank Lobbyist Act. The groups organizing opposition to Sen. Mike Crapo’s bill,...
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