The vice president cast his tiebreaking vote late Tuesday night. The measure now heads to President Trump's desk, where it is likely to be signed. Once it does, not only will the CFPB's arbitration rule be invalidated, the bureau won't be allowed to issue a similar rule unless authorized to do so in a subsequent law.
October 25, 2017
In a letter dated July 28, 21 state attorneys general called on U.S. Senate leaders to support the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new arbitration rule and oppose the current attempt to overturn the rule under the Congressional Review Act (CRA).
August 8, 2017
The day Republicans introduced joint resolutions in both houses aimed at blocking the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new arbitration rule, a bureau staffer noted in a blog post that the regulator isn't done writing, issuing and finalizing rules.
July 27, 2017
The U.S. House passed a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Rule Act to block the CFPB’s rule banning mandatory arbitration clauses in finance contracts. The resolution now needs Senate approval and the president’s signature to repeal the rule, which industry insiders say could impact the sale of F&I products.
July 26, 2017
The day after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau published its new arbitration rule in the Federal Register, House and Senate Republicans filed joint resolutions to block the rule from taking effect in September..
July 25, 2017
On Wednesday, more than 100 members of Congress called on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to proceed with its effort to eliminate forced arbitration.
August 4, 2016
At its May 5 field hearing in Albuquerque, N.M., the CFPB issued its proposal to ban mandatory arbitration clauses in finance contracts. Financial services providers will still be able to include arbitration clauses in finance contracts; they just can’t use the agreements to stop consumers from being part of a class action in court.
May 10, 2016
More than 50 members of Congress have signed a letter urging the CFPB to issue new rules to eliminate the use of forced arbitration clauses in consumer financial service contracts.
May 28, 2015
The CFPB’s latest report on arbitration clauses has a lot of holes, leaving the magazine’s legal eagle wondering what the regulator’s game is.
April 3, 2015