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Bailout Transparency Improves, But Still Falls Far Short

The administration’s efforts to bring transparency and accountability to the $700 billion bailout squeaks by earning mostly “Cs” on Arizona PIRG'S latest Bailout Report Card.  While the grades are not impressive, they do represent an improvement from the first Bailout Report Card for the previous administration, which earned almost entirely “Fs.”

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Congress Chooses to Invest in America's Priorities, Votes to pass President's Budget

Last night, Congress approved President Obama's transformational plan to overhaul the nation's health care system, make college more accessible, and eliminate wasteful subsidies and abusive tax shelters and loopholes. Similar resolutions passed in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that reflect President Obama's commitment to responsibly tackle critical public interest priorities.  A conference committee with members of both bodies will meet over the next few weeks to reconcile the differences in the bill.

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Arizona PIRG will Monitor President Obama’s Bailout Plans

Without better oversight, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) bank bailout program will continue to fail, according to a report from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (Arizona PIRG).  According to Arizona PIRG, today’s expected TARP reform announcements from the Obama Administration will include major improvements in oversight and accountability that will also benefit from continued use of the new Arizona PIRG TARP report card for evaluation.

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Statement of Diane E. Brown, Executive Director, on Final Passage of Wall Street Bailout Legislation Today

The Arizona Public Interest Research Group (Arizona PIRG) is deeply disappointed that Congress punted on enacting critical protections for taxpayers and homeowners in the Wall Street bailout legislation passed today.

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Arizona PIRG’s Main Street Financial Reform Platform

Arizona PIRG lists reforms that must be included in any emergency bailout legislation that may be considered before Congress adjourns.

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