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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Joe Baca
A group of bipartisan lawmakers are pushing a plan to exempt pawnshops, payday lenders, check-cashing stores and installment lenders from oversight by President Obama's new consumer finance watchdog agency, saying the oversight could restrict credit and economic opportunities for lower-income and inner-city customers.
Mr. Baca, who mentioned Mr. Vitter's association with an escort, has introduced a competing bill that would write into law that no question about citizenship or immigration status may be included in the decennial census.
But Mr. Baca denied the effect of his bill would be to undercut consumer protections.