American families struggle financially while companies make record profits.
The financial industry and corporations have too much power over our economy. They work to rig the rules in their favor, spending massive amounts of money to get MAGA Republicans to do their bidding and getting richer at the expense of ordinary Americans.
Our work exposes these special interests in order to provide space for lawmakers to build a fairer economy that works for everyone.
Fighting Wall Street’s Influence
Corporations make massive profits by hurting American families using predatory practices like junk fees. Meanwhile, their industry groups are using their influence to attack consumer advocates like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on the Hill and in the courts.
Our investigative research empowers Americans with the facts and helps advance economic policies that benefit everyone – not just the rich and powerful.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a damning new analysis today, finding that over the over the last decade major credit card companies dramatically hiked their APR margins (the difference between the average APR and the prime rate) to an all-time high in order to pad industry profits.
Government watchdog Accountable.US calls the major announcement Capital One will buy out Discover Financial Services -- merging two of the biggest U.S. credit card companies -- nothing but a raw deal for American consumers.
Our project, "Defend American Consumers," uncovers the special interests behind the well-coordinated effort to defund the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Building an Economy that Works for Everyone
Our investigative research shines a light on the misdeeds of corporations and special interests that push policymakers to do their bidding instead of protecting the interests of all Americans.
Exposing Corporate Greed
We shine a light on corporate profiteering, and pressure corporations and public officials to put workers and consumers first.
Pushing Back Against Predatory Practices
We call out predatory practices so American consumers can make smart decisions, and public officials can advance stronger consumer protections.
Reveal Corruption & Conflicts of Interest
We analyze campaign contributions, lobbying records, and other documents to show how public officials are in the pocket of big business.