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posted Apr 13, 2013, 4:00 PM by Laramie County Democrats   [ updated Apr 13, 2013, 4:00 PM by Stacey Obrecht ]

From the Wyoming Democratic Party

For Immediate Release
May 7, 2010
Contact: Brianna Jones
Communications Director
(307) 752-5288 (cell)

Democrats call on Sen. Enzi to stop protecting status quo, start protecting consumers
Encourage the Senator Offer Genuinely Constructive Proposals

Casper, WY – Yesterday Sen. Enzi cosponsored and defended an amendment that would have undercut critical consumer protections in the Wall Street reform legislation moving through Congress. Wyoming Democratic Party Communications Director Brianna Jones released the following statement:

“Central to reforming Wall Street is ensuring that consumers are protected from unfair and abusive lending policies and requiring banks and credit card companies to provide clear and complete information about their products.

“Senator Enzi is supporting proposals that masquerade under the banner of consumer protection, but would actually protect the status quo. Consumers need reliable regulation that they can count on; they don’t want a sham agency that actually continues protecting the very people engaged in practices that harm them.

“The amendment brought yesterday failed because a majority of Senators recognize the critical need curb the practices that helped lead us into the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression. The American people want real Wall Street reform and Sen. Enzi needs to stop serving as an obstructionist and begin offering genuinely constructive amendments on behalf of the consumer.”