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White House Cancels Public Tours As Of March 8, Citing Effects Of Sequestration Budget Cuts

Sure, the White House is home to President Barack Obama. But it’s also kind of viewed as America’s house, leading tourists from around the country — as well as the world — to sign up for free tours to view the premises. You never know when you could catch a glimpse of the First Family, or heck, maybe even their dog, Bo. But after March 8, the administration says those tours are going bye-bye as a result of budget cuts. [More]

Consumerist At The White House, Part III: Regulating Credit Bureaus

Consumerist At The White House, Part III: Regulating Credit Bureaus

Here’s a question a lot of you asked: How will the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency deal with credit-report agencies like Equifax and TransUnion. Jump in for the answer from Diana Farrell, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council.

Consumerist Takes Your Financial Reform Questions To The White House, Part II

Consumerist Takes Your Financial Reform Questions To The White House, Part II

Last week, we brought your financial reform questions to Diana Farrell, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council. In this segment, we ask how the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency will work, and how consumers will be able to get their complaints addressed.

Consumerist Takes Your Financial Reform Questions To The White House

Consumerist Takes Your Financial Reform Questions To The White House

You had questions, we got answers. On Tuesday, we went to Washington and interviewed Diana Farrell, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, about the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Here’s a piece of the video of our interview, where Farrell answers your questions about payday lending and protections for underserved consumers.