After Equifax Inc. disclosed on Sept. 7 that it had suffered a massive data breach that exposed up to 143 million U.S. consumers’ data, a majority of adults surveyed in a Morning Consult poll say they would be likely to join a class-action lawsuit against the credit reporting company if they find that their data had been compromised. Many also support additional legislation and rules to protect against further hacks.
A document containing further details on GOP tax reform proposals that White House and Republican tax writers plan to release the week of Sept. 25 will include a specific rate for corporate taxes, Republican leaders said Thursday.
As the White House courts Senate Democrats as it tries to pick up additional support for the Republican tax reform effort, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is risking alienating his colleagues across the aisle by promoting a repeal of the Dodd-Frank Act through the fast-track reconciliation process.
Congress has pushed back a deadline to fix its debt-burdened National Flood Insurance Program, drawing ire from GOP leadership looking to shore up the program’s finances for the long term.
Support for the storm-ravaged parts of Texas and Louisiana should be of crucial importance for lawmakers, according to voters who put relief efforts atop Congress’ challenging to-do list for September.
Wells Fargo & Co.’s latest announcement that its phony accounts scandal impacted up to 1.4 million more accounts than originally thought came from a third-party review initiated by the bank — fuel for growing dissatisfaction among members of Congress toward federal regulators charged with reining in the nation’s largest financial institutions.
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