What you need to know about the U.S. credit rating agencies

When it comes to credit rating agency ratings, the rating agencies have been caught up in a massive political battle between the Democratic Party and the GOP, and it’s becoming more and more apparent that the rating firms have been using their influence to get out their own political agenda.

The rating agencies are a vital part of the financial system and they’re being attacked by the Democratic party and Republicans alike for their political motivations.

The rating agencies say they’re acting in the best interests of consumers and are not going to change the rating of a credit card that’s already being used to purchase a car.

In the case of the ratings agencies, the Republicans have accused the agency of “stealing” their ratings.

The Democrats have claimed the ratings agency’s own research proves the agencies’ claims are wrong.

But the rating agency’s president says that the Democrats have been wrong about many things in recent years.

For example, they’ve claimed the U-turn from the Bush administration’s stimulus package was an example of a “job creator” rather than a job destroyer.

But that was before the credit crunch hit.

Now, as the ratings companies are forced to face their own ratings crisis, the Republican Party and its allies are claiming that the ratings have become a tool to influence elections and the American economy.

In a recent statement, President Donald Trump blasted the ratings as a tool used by “some of the worst financial regulators in the world.”

The Republican president said that the UCC was a political group created to “steal the ratings” of the credit ratings agencies from the American people.

In other words, the ratings are being used as political weapons, not for their own good.

In fact, the UAC’s latest report shows that the agency has been doing a lot of political lobbying to influence the rating industry.

The ratings agency is also being criticized for its lobbying efforts to influence Congress and the Obama administration.

The UAC is the lead rating agency on the Senate Banking Committee, which is charged with overseeing the credit rating industry and the nation’s credit rating.

The UAC recently filed an amendment to the House of Representatives’ version of the Dodd-Frank Act, which was passed last year, that would require rating agencies to disclose their political activities.

The amendment is designed to keep a close eye on what’s happening with ratings and make sure they’re not being used for political purposes.

But many people believe that the political pressure is overstated.

The House amendment, for example, says that “the rating agencies should be required to disclose all of their political activity, including contributions, political activity related to lobbying and other political activity.”

The Republican leadership of the House Banking Committee has not yet responded to ABC News’ request for comment.

In a statement to ABCNews.com, a spokeswoman for House Banking Chair Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, said, “Congress is concerned about the influence of the rating companies on the public.

While the House is not required to vote on the amendment, it’s the right thing to do to ensure the public gets a clear understanding of the role that the agencies play in overseeing the country’s credit ratings.”

The House amendment is just one example of the partisan political activities that the companies are engaged in, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.

The center tracks political contributions to members of Congress, which it says has been increasing during the Obama years.

In 2009, the agency reported $6.6 million in donations from major corporations, which were spent on political action committees.

During the 2016 election cycle, the political action committee spending was $3.8 million, according the Center for Progressive Reform, a nonprofit organization that tracks money in politics.

The Democrats have called the Republicans’ political lobbying effort to influence rating agencies an “illegal attack on democracy.”

The Democratic Party has been calling for a “free and fair” market for credit ratings, according a statement from the UPC.

The Republican Party, which has called for a major overhaul of the UIC, has also called for more disclosure from rating agencies and for the UCA to be eliminated.

But in its statement to the AP, the GOP said the parties’ push for a market for debt ratings has failed because there is no market for consumer credit ratings.

The agency has defended its political activity in the past, saying in a statement that it’s “not about the rating, it is about protecting the American public.”

The agency is now the subject of a lawsuit filed by a consumer watchdog group.

The group, Consumers Union, is seeking to have the agency declared in violation of the law for violating the Freedom of Information Act.

In addition to the lawsuit, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau filed an appeal of the case in a federal appeals court.

The appeals court heard arguments Tuesday.

The appeals court ruled that the case does not meet the threshold of a judicial review, meaning the ruling is not binding on any other appeals court that considers it.The ruling