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  • Federal Trade Commission Oversight Hearing
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    Federal Trade Commission Oversight Hearing

    The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government held a hearing on oversight of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Testifying before the committee were…

  • Federal Trade Commission Oversight
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    Federal Trade Commission Oversight

    Federal Trade Commission Chair Joseph Simons and other commissioners testified on the agency’s budget and priorities. Senators asked questions on a variety of consumer protection topics,…

  • FTC Officials Testify at House Oversight Hearing
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    Federal Trade Commission Oversight

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held an oversight hearing with all five Federal Trade Commission commissioners. They answered…

  • Federal Trade Commission Nominees Testify at Confirmation Hearing
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    Federal Trade Commission Nominees Confirmation Hearing

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a confirmation hearing for Federal Trade Commission (FTC) nominees Rohit Chopra, Noah Phillips, Christine Wilson, and Joseph Simons,…

  • After Words with Lisa Servon
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    After Words with Lisa Servon

    Professor Lisa Servon talked about her book The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives, in which she reports on alternatives to traditional banking. Professor Servon worked…

  • Discussion on Student Debt
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    Student Debt

    Rohit Chopra and Susan Dynarski talked about whether there was a student debt crisis in the U.S., and, if so, who was being affected and why. They examined the role of the student loan industry,…

  • Student Loan Debt
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    Student Loan Debt

    Witnesses testified on student loan debt and its effects on borrowers, career choice, and the economy. Brittany Jones talked about her struggles with student loan debt impeded her desire to…

  • Senate Banking Examines Private Student Loan Market
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    Private Student Loans

    Witnesses testified on the $150 billion in debt generated by the private student loan market and the likely effect of scheduled hikes in education loan rates. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD)…

  • Student Loan Interest Rate
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    Student Loan Interest Rate

    Rohit Chopra talked about the inability of Congress to reach agreement on student loan interest rates, and his role as Student Loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, He…

  • Private Student Loans
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    Private Student Loans

    Witnesses testified about the student loan process and weaknesses in the manner loans had been administered under federal loan guarantee programs. Although private loans make up a small…