[Congressional Record Volume 157, Number 111 (Friday, July 22, 2011)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1387]
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                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION


                           HON. JACKIE SPEIER

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, July 22, 2011

  Ms. SPEIER. Mr. Speaker, I was unfortunately unable to cast a vote on 
rollcall 621 on the evening of July 21, 2011.
  I strongly support the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its 
mandate to protect American consumers and I would have voted NO on 
passage of H.R. 1315. The CFPB will provide families a level playing 
field upon which to shop for the full range of financial products.
  The CFPB is the most accountable regulatory body in the world. And 
their work has already begun. Starting today, the CFPB credit card 
hotline is up and running, fielding complaints from American consumers 
and beginning to hold companies accountable. Consumers can reach them 
at 855-411-CFPB or online at consumerfinance.gov.
  Families will finally have a cop on the beat looking out for their 
interests. But American consumers should be forewarned, if you have a 
complaint, report it now. Because, as we speak, Republicans in Congress 
are doing all they can to take away your consumer protections.