July 11, 2023 — Letter

NCLC joined a letter by several organizations expressing strong opposition to the FY2024 Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill, which would deprive federal agencies of their appropriate levels of funding and undermine critical consumer protections with its harmful ideological policy riders. The bill unnecessarily attacks federal agencies established to safeguard the financial health and safety of working families. These regulators need robust funding to protect the marketplace from widespread harms and insidious practices. In addition, the act of slipping inappropriate and unpopular policy riders into must-pass funding bills represents an end-run around the regular course of business in Congress. It is a cynical and dangerous strategy that puts the public at risk.