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David Newville, Director of Government Affairs

Areas of Expertise: Federal Policy, Behavioral Economics, Tax Policy, Emergency Savings, Consumer Financial Protection, Financial Inclusion

David Newville is Director of Government Affairs at CFED, where he oversees CFED's federal policy and advocacy work.

David was previously a Senior Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Consumer Policy. His work focused on emerging payments innovations, consumer financial protection regulations, small-dollar credit products and financial inclusion issues. Prior to that, David was a Policy Manager at the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), where he focused on financial services policies for underserved consumers in specific areas such as prepaid debit cards, nonbank financial regulation, small-dollar credit and financial access barriers. He also worked on improving savings and financial services policies for low- and moderate-income individuals, in the Asset Building Program at the New America Foundation. Before coming to Washington, DC, David worked on state child care, early childhood education, and health care policy and advocacy issues at Illinois Action for Children. He was also a producer for Chicago Public Radio, where he worked on a variety of news, public affairs, and music productions.

David is a graduate of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and Grinnell College.


Comment Letter RE: Proposed Rulemaking on Payday, Vehicle Title and Certain High-Cost Installment Loans

Strengthening VITA to Boost Financial Security at Tax Time & Beyond

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Most Recent Blog Posts

May 24, 2017

President Trump’s Budget: Wealth Building for the Wealthy at the Expense of Working Families

The President released his FY18 budget proposal yesterday, and we don’t think low- and moderate-income families are going to be able to afford it.

Apr 28, 2017

Trump’s Upside-Down Plan: Tax Cuts Come at the Expense of Working Families

Don’t be fooled: like the American Health Care Act, which actually was a massive tax cut for the wealthy disguised as health care reform, this plan is also a massive tax cut for the wealthy.

Oct 10, 2016

#ConsumersCantWait Campaign Achieves Two Major Victories Last Week

Fresh off the heels of another great Assets Learning Conference, consumer advocates reached two major milestones with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week.

Sep 14, 2016

Three Things to do About Integrating Financial Capability

How can government agencies make it easier for programs to implement proven and effective strategies? Based on our work over the past several years, here are our recommendations on key steps government agencies can take today!

Sep 8, 2016

Action Alert: Help the CFPB Curb Dangerous Payday Lending Practices

The CFPB needs to hear from as many advocates as possible to truly end the debt trap for all consumers.

Aug 15, 2016

The 4 Things We’ve Learned about Integrating Financial Capability

After more than three years of work supported by the Asset Initiative Partnership, here’s what we know.

Apr 7, 2016

No, The CFPB Payday Rules Will Not Leave Consumers Worse Off

Payday loans are bad products that trap families in financial distress. But you wouldn’t know that listening to the payday industry fight against reforms proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB).

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