Beau Brunson is the Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Consumers’ Research and leads CR’s engagement on legislation and regulation. His work includes research on financial product sandboxes, public interest comments on modernizing banking and energy regulations, and numerous consumer-focused editorials on issues pertaining to consumer protection, financial services, technology, and copyright issues. Prior to Consumers’ Research, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for a Member of Congress serving on the House Committee on Financial Services and Chairman’s Designee to the House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology Subcommittee on the Environment. A native Texan, Beau is forever seeking the perfect method to smoke a beef brisket. He graduated from Texas A&M and now lives in Maryland with his wife and three beautiful children.

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Slow the Roll in the Student-Loan Market

To adapt Oliver Hardy: Well, here’s another nice mess the federal government has gotten us into. When Congress passed the CARES Act in March 2020, it placed student loans into “administrative forbearance” until September

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