Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Wednesday, September 18, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Day 62° Partly Cloudy
News >  Business

Republicans moving to repeal financial rule opposed by banks

UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

By Kevin Freking Associated Press

WASHINGTON – The Republican-led House is seeking to overturn a rule that would let consumers join together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use an arbitrator to resolve a dispute.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finalized the rule just two weeks ago. The rule bans most types of mandatory arbitration clauses. Republicans say it’s a bad deal for consumers but a big win for trial lawyers.

The House is slated to vote Tuesday.

Democrats are fighting to keep the rule, saying that Republicans are determined to act on behalf of financial institutions, not protect customers.

Joining with House Democrats, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said that when a whole lot of people get hurt in the same way, they should have a chance to join together to pursue redress.

Subscribe to the Morning Review newsletter

Get the day’s top headlines delivered to your inbox every morning by subscribing to our newsletter.

You have been successfully subscribed!
There was a problem subscribing you to the newsletter. Double check your email and try again, or email