Protecting Consumers and Preserving Lending Programs
The Center for American Progress Housing team submits comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the qualified mortgage rule’s concurrent proposal.
Examining the Increase in Prepaid Cards as Alternatives to Bank Accounts
The Center for American Progress responds to the 2011 National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households.
Capital Rules Should Promote Safety and Soundness
Comments from the CAP Housing team, the Mortgage Finance Working Group, and several other leading housing and consumer advocacy organizations outline how capital rules should help promote long-term homeownership.
Strengthening the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Proposed Mortgage Servicing Standards
A comment letter from the Center for American Progress outlines three main ways the bureau can strengthen its proposed standards.
Dodd-Frank Financial Reform After 2 Years
Issue Brief Jennifer Erickson, Tamara Fucile, and David J. Lutton present five concrete ways that our financial markets are stronger now, two years after the signing of Dodd-Frank, and five concrete things that can make them even stronger.
A View from the Precipice of the Euro Crisis
David Lutton gives an overview of proposals to solve the European debt disaster and explains which ones leaders should seriously consider at this week’s G-20 meeting.
Getting the G-20 Behind More Effective Global Trade Rules
Sabina Dewan and Jordan Bernhardt detail how the upcoming G-20 Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico could result in meaningful global trade reform.
Why We Need A Stronger Volcker Rule
Video Jennifer Erickson explains what the Volcker Rule is and why it needs to be strengthened to prevent banks from taking risky investments with taxpayer dollars.
The Volcker Rule Must Be Strengthened
Travis Waldron parses the evidence of why risky proprietary trading is the root of the bank’s big loss, something taxpayer-insured bank deposits should not be backstopping.
5 Myths and Realities About U.S.-China Solar Trade Competition
Melanie Hart and Kate Gordon present the reasons why the United States needs to display a steady hand in its solar trade dispute with China.
Japan’s Inclusion Makes the Trans-Pacific Partnership a Big Opportunity
A regional trade agreement being hammered out this week in Dallas could lead to improved trade between the United States and Japan once they get over a few hurdles, write Jordan Bernhardt and Sabina Dewan.
French Progressive Victory Good For Economic Growth
Matt Browne details why the new socialist leader will focus on job creation and European-wide growth instead of austerity to cope with recessions and budget deficits.
Filling in the Gaps in Our Trade Intelligence
Sabina Dewan says that a new trade enforcement office and possible crackdown on China solar panel subsidies don’t address the root of the problem.
Forging a Progressive Anglo-American Special Relationship
Matt Browne sets the state visit by the conservative British leader in the context of wider transatlantic progressive values.
Streamlining the Business and Government Interface
Sean Pool explains why the new Business USA portal is a key first step in bringing scattered federal programs together in one place to be more effective and efficient in helping business.