The Leadership Conference is working diligently to see that Tom Perez is confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Perez is an eminently qualified public servant and consensus builder who has dedicated his career to ensuring that all individuals are treated fairly and have the opportunity to succeed. He has served with integrity and distinction at the local, state and national level, compiling an outstanding record of achievement.
Housing & Lending
Shelter is a basic human need - and homeownership is a basic key to financial viability. Some of the civil rights issues we look at here are predatory lending, fair housing laws, and homelessness.
January 4, 2012 - Posted by Ron Bigler
Faced with ongoing obstruction by Senate Republicans against the confirmation of qualified nominees, President Obama today made a recess appointment of Richard Cordray to lead the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
December 9, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
The U.S. Senate this week failed to move forward on votes to confirm two high-profile Obama administration appointees. The nominations of both Caitlin Halligan to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and Richard Cordray to be the first director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) failed to get the 60 votes needed to overcome Republican-led filibusters and allow for up-or-down confirmation votes.
October 6, 2011 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 12-10 today to send Richard Cordray's nomination to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to the full Senate for consideration.
September 14, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is calling on Congress to pass "strong, bipartisan proposals" contained in the American Jobs Act, provide help to struggling homeowners, and preserve recently-enacted consumer financial protections.
September 7, 2011 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
Richard Cordray, President Obama's nominee to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, reiterated his commitment to "evenhanded, fair, and reasonable" enforcement of the nation's consumer protection laws at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee yesterday.
July 21, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is opposing legislation that would greatly undermine the ability of the newly-created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to prevent the kinds of abuses and behavior that led to the recent and ongoing financial crisis.
Civil Rights Coalition Applauds Nomination of Richard Cordray to Head Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
July 18, 2011 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
Today, President Obama nominated former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to be the first director of the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a move that was lauded by the civil and human rights community.
Civil Rights Coalition Calls for Nomination of Elizabeth Warren to Head New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
June 14, 2011 - Posted by Ron Bigler
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights today urged President Barack Obama to nominate Professor Elizabeth Warren to serve as the first director of the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
May 5, 2011 - Posted by The Leadership Conference
Eighty-five private non-profit fair housing organizations, many operating on shoestring budgets, have investigated almost twice as many fair housing complaints as all relevant government agencies combined, according to a new report by the National Fair Housing Alliance.
May 4, 2011 - Posted by Tyler Lewis
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights opposed bills to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that were voted out of the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit today.
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