California Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters, who is likely to become head of the House Financial Services Committee, has long been a staunch ally of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Oversight from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau hasn’t significantly decreased mortgages made by the nation’s largest banks. It has affected the kinds of mortgages those banks offer, however, say researchers at the New York Fed.
After dissolving its three advisory boards earlier this year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has formally reconvened them with new and fewer members who will serve shorter terms.
Kathleen Kraninger is one step closer to leading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after a close vote by the Senate Banking Committee. The committee’s 13 Republicans all voted in favor of the controversial nominee, who is currently a staffer at the Office of Management and Budget, and its 12 Democrats all voted against Kraninger.
President Donald Trump nominated an Office of Management and Budget staffer to replace Mick Mulvaney as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on June 18. Kathy Kraninger, an associate director of the OMB under Mulvaney, received the presidential nod to permanently replace Mulvaney at the CFPB.
While Acting Director Mick Mulvaney has received heavy criticism for the changes he has made at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, at least one change was started under his predecessor – the agency’s new seal.
President Donald Trump signed the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S.2155), which eases some Dodd-Frank Act requirements, into law on May 24.
Wells Fargo was fined $500 million by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and $1 billion by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the largest CFPB fine to date.
The bills recently considered by the Senate range from Sen. Mike Crapo's (R-Idaho) already-passed and House-bound Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act to Sen. Ted Cruz' (R-Texas) Repeal CFPB Act, which does precisely what its label says.
A bipartisan group of two Republicans and two Democrats introduced a bill in the House that would address the contentious issue of leadership at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.