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Anna Laitin

Director, Financial Policy
Expertise: Money

Anna Laitin leads Consumer Reports’ policy efforts to ensure that consumers have access to a safe, transparent, and accountable financial marketplace. She comes to CR from Capitol Hill, where she spent 14 years serving in major staff positions at the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. An experienced Hill veteran, Anna is known for her expertise on a wide array of consumer protection issues.

At the start of her Capitol Hill career, Anna spent seven years working for Rep. Henry Waxman’s committee staffs. As a professional staff member at the House Energy and Commerce Committee, she focused on issues ranging from financial policy to auto safety, and from privacy to federal agency oversight. During that time, Anna played a key role in negotiating the legislation that created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In 2010, Anna joined the staff of the Senate Commerce Committee under Sen. Jay Rockefeller, again focusing on a wide range of consumer protection issues. In May 2014, Anna became Legislative Director for Sen. Claire McCaskill, who was then serving as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection. Anna holds a masters degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.

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