The context of this call is that, in the wake of the financial meltdown
that engulfed the country last year largely caused by fraud and
predatory lending, Congress is now debating the Consumer Financial
Protection Agency Act (CFPA Act, H 3126).
The act would create a consumer product protection agency for
financial products analogous to the Consumer Product Safety Board.
On March 10th, the Obama Administration issued a notice and comment rulemaking
to fully rescind the Bush Administration’s HHS midnight regulation that
undermines patients’ access to basic health care services and
information. The deadline for submitting comments in support of protecting patients' rights is midnight tonight, April 9th.