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House committee considers bill to benefit small biz

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WASHINGTON (May 30, 2014) — The House Committee on Financial Services is considering a bill that would establish a 12-member Small Business Advisory Board within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

According to the language of H.R. 4383, the advisory board would advise the bureau on the exercise of its functions under federal consumer financial laws, and also provide information on emerging practices within small businesses that provide eligible financial products or services.

The Financial Services Committee’s Housing and Insurance Subcommittee held a hearing on H.R. 4383 and similar bills May 21. Andrew Pincus, representing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, testified on behalf of the bill.

“The Chamber repeatedly has urged the CPFB to improve its outreach to small business, and this measure would create an important mechanism for increasing the voice of small business at the CPFB,” Mr. Pincus said.

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Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?

I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.
46%
(36 votes)
I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.
13%
(10 votes)
I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.
24%
(19 votes)
I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.
14%
(11 votes)
I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.
3%
(2 votes)
Total votes: 78