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Frosh and Van Hollen reassure consumers

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BETHESDA — Consumers in Montgomery County can count on regulations being enforced at the local, state and federal levels to protect their rights, Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Attorney General Brian Frosh (D) said while speaking at a consumer protection forum Thursday evening at Bethesda Chevy-Chase HS.

“Consumer protection involves having rules in place at the federal level, the state level, and at the local level to try to make sure that businesses … play by the rules,” Van Hollen said. “Those rules are important to have in place to protect consumers and they’re also important to have in place to protect those businesses that are playing by the rules.”

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Reform of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

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Since its inception, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (consumerfinance.gov) has had many advocates and many critics. While many point to the CFPB’s staunch protection of consumers, some have argued that the independent agency has too much power with little oversight. And this week’s opinion from the United States Court of Appeals in the case of PHH Corp v, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seems to side with CFPB’s detractors.

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Frosh tackling tough issues as new A.G.

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Brian Frosh betterROCKVILLE – Less than a month after taking office Attorney General Brian Frosh (D) is already facing tough challenges.

Among other things, Frosh is facing a huge budget cut to the attorney general’s office that he was not expecting when he entered his new position.

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