Reject the Trump Tax Turkey

For Immediate Release Date: November 21, 2017 Contact: Andy Spears, 615.815.4544 or andy@tnca.org     Tennesseans Say “No Thanks” to Tax Proposal that Guts Medicaid and adds to Deficit to Pay for Massive Corporate Tax Giveaway   Current Tax Bill Leaves 13 Million Uninsured, Raises Premiums and Raises Taxes on Working Families to Give Permanent […]

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Mulvaney Exposed: Trump’s Potential CFPB Pick Bad for Consumers

Our friends at Allied Progress offer some insight into Mick Mulvaney, the likely replacement for Richard Cordray at CFPB: Responding to widespread reporting that Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney will be tapped by President Trump to also serve as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Allied Progress released the following statement and […]

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House Passes Tax Hike for TN Families, Senate Bill Threatens Healthcare

Yesterday, the US House of Representatives passed a so-called tax reform bill that will lead to a tax hike for 355,000 Tennessee families. The bill also adds more than 1 trillion dollars to the deficit over 10 years. Of the Tennessee delegation, only Representatives Steve Cohen of Memphis and Jim Cooper of Nashville opposed the bad […]

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#TrumpTaxScam Threatens Healthcare

They’re not done yet. While a strong group of citizen activists from around the country beat back repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Trump’s team is now trying to use tax policy to dismantle the health law. Our friends at Tennessee Justice Center have more: The tax proposal moving through Congress right now would irresponsibly add $1.5 TRILLION to the […]

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Sumner Activists Speak Out on Tax Scam

A group of Sumner County residents affiliated with Indivisible Sumner County attempted to visit the Gallatin office of Congressman Diane Black today to express concerns about the proposed tax plan Black supports. The group of concerned taxpayers was told by a Sheriff’s Deputy they would not be allowed to enter the public building where Black’s […]

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Statement on Tax Scam

For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 2, 2017 Contact: Andy Spears, 615.815.4544 or andy@tnca.org   New House Tax Bill Guts Health Care for Working Families To Give Tax Breaks to Wealthy and Big Corporations   (Nashville, TN) – After the House Ways and Means Committee released its tax bill that will cut Medicaid and Medicare to […]

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Trump Turns His Back on Consumers

Donald Trump today signed legislation supported by Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker that will allow big banks like Wells Fargo and companies like Equifax to avoid accountability when they defraud or harm consumers. Here’s a statement on the issue from our friends at Consumer Federation of America: Today, President Trump stood shoulder to shoulder […]

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Alexander, Corker Should Oppose Healthcare Tricks on Halloween

For Immediate Release October 31, 2017 Contact: Andy Spears, 615.815.4544 or andy@tnca.org     Tennesseans Urge Senators Alexander, Corker to Oppose Health Care Tricks and Tax Break Treats for Millionaires, Corporations on Halloween   Republicans’ New Tax Bill is another trick to dismantle Medicaid and Medicare while giving Tax Breaks to the Wealthy and Corporations […]

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Veterans Groups Urge Veto of Anti-Consumer Legislation

Last week, Senators Alexander and Corker voted in favor of legislation overturning a key consumer protection governing financial transactions. If signed into law, this will mean companies like Equifax and Wells Fargo can harm and defraud consumers with little recourse. Today, the United Veterans Council added its voice to a number of Veterans Groups calling […]

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Senate May Overturn Consumer Protection, Let Wells Fargo and Equifax Harm Consumers

Tennessee Citizen Action has joined with consumer advocacy groups from around the country to stand up for key protections provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). This includes ending a practice known as “forced arbitration” which takes away a consumer’s right to have grievances heard in court. Wells Fargo used forced arbitration to avoid […]

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