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Coalition cautions against empowering Democratic regulators further

A Coalition of Republican Groups Calls for​ Rejection‍ of Banking Legislation

A ​diverse⁢ coalition of Republican groups‍ has come together to ⁢voice their opposition to proposed⁤ banking legislation that would grant federal⁤ regulators⁢ expanded powers. These regulators have already shown a tendency to label ‌terms like “Trump” and “MAGA” as extremist, as well as categorize customers of outdoors stores ‌like Cabela’s in ‍the ⁤same way. Led by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, this coalition argues ​that the proposed regulations, which are being ⁤touted as a means to regulate failing banks, go too far.

The ⁢coalition’s main concerns revolve around the potential for federal officials to ⁤fire Republican executives and monitor the spending habits‌ of ‌individuals who purchase guns, ammunition, and Bibles. They argue that this would ⁤give bureaucrats access to private data, enabling them ⁤to ‍create ⁢dossiers and profiles of law-abiding⁤ Americans who hold different political beliefs. The coalition’s letter, signed by 36‍ groups ⁣and individuals including Americans for Tax‍ Reform, Log Cabin⁢ Republicans, FreedomWorks, ‍and Gun Owners of ⁢America,‍ emphasizes the dangers of ​allowing⁣ bureaucrats to determine what pursuits ‌and thoughts are “wrong.”

The Target: The RECOUP Act of 2023

The coalition’s primary target is the RECOUP Act‍ of⁤ 2023, which was passed by the Senate Banking Committee but⁣ has since been stalled ​in the ⁣House. This ⁣act would grant ⁢bank regulators significant new powers, including the ability to ⁢remove bank leadership for vaguely defined “risk⁤ control”⁤ failures. The coalition‍ argues that ‌this could extend‍ to simply doing business with industries​ that⁢ are politically disfavored.

While the legislation ⁢has⁤ garnered positive attention for its provision allowing ​regulators to “recoup” money from highly paid bank ‌executives in the event of failure, the coalition warns against the potential abuse ⁤of​ power​ by federal⁢ regulators. They express ‌concerns that ⁢regulators could use their newfound authority​ to favor progressive businesses, such as⁣ green ​energy, over industries like coal.

Concerns Over Federal Oversight and ⁢Targeting of Outdoors⁤ Companies

The coalition‍ shares concerns raised⁤ by ​industry ⁤officials⁣ regarding the oversight of ⁤senior bank executives⁣ by federal regulators. They also highlight recent efforts ‍by financial regulators to target credit firms that ​do business with outdoors companies ⁢selling guns ‍and ammunition, particularly those who may have supported former President Donald Trump.

The coalition points to the House Judiciary Committee’s revelation that the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) instructed banks ⁢to report random⁢ information about purchases​ made at outdoor sporting stores​ and the use of terms like “Trump” and‌ “MAGA”⁤ in payment app messages. FinCEN claimed that these seemingly innocuous purchases and word usage could be indicators of “extremism.”

A Call for‌ Rejection of the RECOUP Act

In their‍ concluding remarks, the coalition urges congressional leaders to reject the RECOUP⁤ Act as a​ stand-alone bill or if it is added to other legislation. They argue that ⁣the act is fundamentally flawed‍ and that expanding the powers‍ of financial regulatory⁤ agencies before addressing⁤ these troubling ⁢issues would likely lead to further abuses of⁣ power. The ⁤coalition also expresses concern about the act being added to a must-pass appropriations bill, which would‍ prevent meaningful debate on ⁢its far-reaching⁢ provisions.

How does the proposed legislation grant regulators unchecked authority to target and‌ remove‍ Republican executives?

Legislation⁣ would give regulators unchecked authority to target and remove Republican executives without⁤ any clear⁣ criteria or due process.

Furthermore, the coalition is concerned about the potential for this legislation to⁤ infringe on the privacy rights of American citizens. The ‍expanded powers granted ⁣to regulators could be used to monitor​ the financial transactions ⁢of individuals who purchase guns, ammunition, and Bibles, effectively creating a‌ government watchlist ⁢based⁣ on personal beliefs and preferences. ‍This encroachment on privacy is seen as a violation of personal freedoms and an overreach of government power.

The coalition’s letter emphasizes the importance of protecting individual liberties and maintaining a free and fair‍ market.⁤ They argue that government interference in ‍banking and‍ financial institutions should be limited to addressing systemic risks and ensuring stability, rather than giving regulators excessive ‌power to target specific individuals or political groups.

Protecting Freedom ⁣of Thought and Expression

This coalition of Republican groups is adamant in their defense ​of freedom of thought and expression. ⁢They argue that allowing ⁤regulators to determine what ​pursuits and thoughts are “wrong” sets a dangerous precedent for government‌ control over individual beliefs and opinions. This potential infringement on First Amendment rights is seen as a threat to democracy and the principles upon⁣ which the United States was founded.

In conclusion,​ this diverse coalition of‍ Republican groups is⁣ united in their call for ​the rejection of banking legislation that grants ⁢federal ⁢regulators expanded powers. They argue that such regulations would not only infringe on the privacy rights of American citizens but also enable government ⁣overreach and potentially target individuals based on their political beliefs. This coalition emphasizes the importance of maintaining personal⁣ freedoms, protecting free ⁤markets,‍ and upholding the principles of ⁣democracy that are fundamental to ⁢the American way of​ life.

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