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A political battle over loans to the military has DCCC criticizing Forbes

Buried deep in the National Defense Authorization Act were a few paragraphs about a study --as well as some sharp political bickering --on consumer protection for military families. The issue was a review of proposed – but as yet not formally published – Defense Department regulations on predatory lending. The study was in the bill, but a Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., won bipartisan backing in the House Armed Services Committee to strike it, arguing it would delay a needed crackdown on predatory lending. Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Chesapeake, was not one of those who agreed with Duckworth --- and so, the political back-and forth. “Congressman Forbes had the opportunity to...