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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Finance and Banking

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent Minority Caucus Chair for Outreach
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for President
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March 6, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Kathleen Kraninger, Director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau - Warner, Kaine Join Senate Dems In Calling On Trump Admin. To Shield Troops From Predatory Lenders
Feb. 15, 2019 Letter to the Hon. Kathy Kraninger, Director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau - Durbin & Duckworth Voice Concerns About Trump Administration Siding With Predatory Payday Loan Sharks Over Consumers
Feb. 4, 2019 Letter to Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock, Marcie Frost, CEO of CalPERS, Abigail P. Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Fidelity Investments, Gerard K. O'Reilly, Co-CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Dimensional Fund Advisors, Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Company, David Iben, Chief Investment Officer for Kopernick Global Investors LLC, Howard Appleby, Founding Partner/Principal of Northern Cross, Michael G. O'Grady, President and CEO of Northern Trust Corporation, Charles F. Lowrey, CEO of Prudential Financial, Roger Ferguson, President and CEO of TIAA-CREF, and Mortimer J. Buckley, President and CEO of Vanguard - Schatz, Senators Push Financial Firms To Help Stop Global Deforestation
Feb. 3, 2019 The New York Times - Limit Corporate Stock Buybacks
Dec. 21, 2018 Letter to Mr. Jose Carrion III, Chairman of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico - Menendez Leads Colleagues in Pressing PROMESA Board to Require Disclosure of Consulting Firm's Conflicts of Interest
Dec. 6, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Hold Student Loan Companies Accountable, Increase Transparency to Ensure Companies Are Following the Law
Nov. 1, 2018 Trump's Top Economic Adviser Says "Federal Minimum Wage Is a Terrible Idea'
Oct. 16, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Release More Information About Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Oct. 10, 2018 Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Vermont Community Lenders Net $1.2 Million In Federal Funds
Oct. 3, 2018 Sanders, Sherman Introduce Legislation to Break Up Too Big to Fail Financial Institutions
Sept. 14, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - House and Senate Democrats Condemn DeVos for Her Latest Attempt to Put Predatory Corporations and Institutions Over Students
Sept. 12, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Jay Clayton - Increase Investor Protections
Aug. 15, 2018 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Protect Servicemembers & Their Families From Predatory Lenders
Aug. 2, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Hon. Jelena McWilliams, Chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Company, the Hon. Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the Currency, the Hon. Jay Clayton, Chairman of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Hon. J. Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading - Stop Weakening Volker Rule
July 12, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Managment and Budget - Senators Murray, Cantwell Call on Trump Administration to Immediately Reinstate CFPB Consumer Advisory Board
June 21, 2018 Letter to Leandra English, Acting Director for The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Honorable Mick Mulvaney, Director for the Office of Management and Budget - Booker, Warren Lead Senators in Questioning Consumer Watchdog About Predatory Bank Fees
June 18, 2018 Letter to the Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Warren, Harris, Takano, Adams, Espaillat, Colleagues Press Education Secretary for Action on Student Loan Borrowers of Color
June 13, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Jeff T.H. Pon, Director, Office of Personnel Management - Opposition to Pension Cuts for 2.6 Million Workers
May 18, 2018 Letter to Leandra English, Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Hon. Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Preserve Public Access to CFPB Consumer Complaint Database
May 10, 2018 Letter to Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget - Turn Over Meeting Records After "Pay to Play' Comments
March 27, 2018 Letter to Leandra English, Acting Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Mick Mulvaney, Director, OMB - Senators Warn CFPB Against Repeal Of Rule Cracking Down On Predatory Payday Lending Schemes
March 14, 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act
March 6, 2018 Sanders Statement on Banking Bill
Feb. 8, 2018 Letter to the President - Sanders Urges Trump to Restore LIHEAP Funding
Feb. 7, 2018 Letter to Acting Director English and Director Mulvaney - Reports Of CFPB'S Stalled Investigation Into Equifax Breach
Jan. 18, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Kenneth Blanco, Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network - Senators Murray, Cantwell Join Bipartisan Group of Senators to Urge Federal Agency to Stay the Course on Cannabis Banking, Provide Certainty to Businesses and Consumers
Jan. 17, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Charles Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Blumenthal, Murphy, Senators Stand Up to Protect Consumer Bureau's Independence
Jan. 1, 2018 Issue Position: Reforming Wall Street
Dec. 4, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Donald J. Trump, President - Nominate Aggressive Head of Consumer Watchdog
Nov. 30, 2017 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader - Senate Dems Urge Leadership to Protect Endangered Species Act in Spending Bill
Sept. 26, 2017 Whitehouse, Warren, Merkley, Reed, Sanders Introduce Bill to Protect Consumers from Abusive Lending
Sept. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - Reserve Rollback of Student Loan Borrower Protections
June 7, 2017 Report: Trump's Infrastructure Plan is Good for Wall Street, Bad for America
May 11, 2017 Legislative Package Introduced to Encourage Employee-Owned Companies
April 6, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Betsy Devos, Secretary of Education - Demanding Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service
March 22, 2017 Sanders: Reject SEC Nominee
March 17, 2017 Letter to the Office of Regulations and Interpretations - Democrats Urge Department of Labor Not to Delay Vital Protections for Workers, Retirees
Feb. 6, 2017 Senate Dems to SEC: Additional Evidence Requires Immediate Investigation Into Congressman Price's Stock Trading Activities Before Nomination Advances
Jan. 23, 2017 Letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioners - Investigate Potential Violations of STOCK Act and Insider Trading Laws
Jan. 13, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Orrin Hatch - Regarding Hearing to Include Outside Witnesses
Dec. 16, 2016 Led by Merkley, Warren and Sanders, Senate Democrats Roll Out New Website Inviting Personal Stories from Americans Hurt by Foreclosure King Steve Mnuchin
Dec. 14, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Jamal El-Hindi, Acting Director of Financial Enforcement Network - Regarding Guidance on Banking Services
Dec. 13, 2016 Letter to Jamal El-Hindi, Acting Director of Financial Crimes Enforcement Network - Guidance on Banking Service for Vendors Working with Legal Marijuana Businesses
Nov. 21, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Hon. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the House of Representative, the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the Senate, and the Hon. Harry Reid, Minority Leader of the Senate - Pass the Miners' Protection Act by the End of This Year
Oct. 26, 2016 Letter to the Acting Assistant General Renata B. Hesse - Block Proposed AT&T, Time Warner Merger
Oct. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States - Call to Hold Wells Fargo Executives Accountable
Sept. 22, 2016 Letter to Tom Perez and David Weil, Secretary of the Department of Labor and Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division respectively - Requesting Further Investigation into the Working Conditions of Wells Fargo Bank
Sept. 21, 2016 Letter to Mr. William J. Carr III, CEO/CIO of the National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust - Requesting Information on the Diversity of Asset Managers
Sept. 20, 2016 Sanders Statement on Testimony from Wells Fargo CEO
Sept. 19, 2016 Sanders: Have Any Criminal Inquiries in Wells Fargo Case Been Filed?
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