September 11, 2017

Today's News from the U.S. Chamber- 9/11/17

Monday, September 11, 2017

Trump: Tax reform 'needed now more than ever' 
The Hill

The Hill reports, “President Trump on Friday pressed Republican lawmakers to act swiftly on legislation to overhaul the country's tax code, urging them not to wait until the end of the month. "Republicans must start the Tax Reform/Tax Cut legislation ASAP. Don't wait until the end of September. Needed now more than ever. Hurry!" Trump wrote on Twitter.”

These 12 races will be key to who controls the Senate after the 2018 midterms
USA Today 

USA Today takes a look at the 2018 Senate map: "Buckle up for a dramatic, vicious, multibillion-dollar fight for control of the Senate next year, which may end with almost no changes to the chamber’s narrow partisan divide. It’s not for lack of opportunity: 33 senators are up for re-election in 2018, including 23 Democrats, two independents who caucus with Democrats, and eight Republicans.”

The CFPB’s Final Arbitration Rule Run Amok
The Washington Post

The Washington Post reports, “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule this summer that will prohibit financial services companies from including pre-dispute arbitration agreements with class action waivers in their consumer account contracts. […] Unfortunately, the recently issued final arbitration rule vaults over those statutory requirements and promotes an untethered public policy favoring class action litigation that benefits only class action lawyers.”

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