[IMGCAP(1)][IMGCAP(2)]Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in response to the 2008 financial collapse and the recession that followed.

Passed in 2010, the goals of the Dodd-Frank Act include promoting the financial stability of markets within the United States, ending the systemic risk generated by financial institutions that are “too big to fail,” protecting taxpayers by ending bailouts, and protecting the public from abusive financial services practices.

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