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  • November 25, 2017
    The White House said President Donald Trump has the authority to put budget director Mick Mulvaney at the helm of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, setting the stage for what could be a protracted legal battle. A senior administration official said the decision to appoint Mulvaney was informed by communication with the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, which will issue a...
  • November 25, 2017
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has the power he needs to put his top budget aide in charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), federal officials said on Saturday, weighing in on a battle for control over the powerful agency. The leadership of the independent regulatory agency was thrown into question on Friday when its outgoing director Richard...
  • November 25, 2017
    WASHINGTON—A standoff between the Trump administration and Obama-era officials over who gets to temporarily run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau intensified Saturday, with President Donald Trump saying on Twitter that the agency was “a total disaster as run by the previous Administrations pick.” Mr. Trump and the CFPB each named a person to serve as temporary director starting Monday. The...
  • November 24, 2017
    WASHINGTON - Two people are now claiming to be the rightful leader of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. CFPB Director Richard Cordray's final act to appoint his own interim successor before stepping down - Leandra English, the agency's chief of staff - came hours before the Trump administration named Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as the temporary director. It is...
  • November 24, 2017
    A high-stakes legal clash is unfolding over President Donald Trump’s temporary pick to run Elizabeth Warren’s favorite bank regulator, and the White House is holding its ground. Trump on Friday said he’s naming White House budget director Mick Mulvaney to be the temporary head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The announcement came hours after outgoing CFPB Director Richard Cordray...
  • November 17, 2017
    Republicans are ready for President Trump to bring change to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) now that Richard Cordray is resigning as director. The CFPB has become a powerful watchdog agency, making moves reshape the lending industry and crack down on financial fraud. But Republican lawmakers have chafed at the CFPB’s actions, calling them heavy handed and damaging to consumer...
  • November 15, 2017
    The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced his resignation Wednesday, giving President Trump the chance to reshape an agency that has long been the target of Republican ire. Richard Cordray expects “to step down from his position here before the end of the month,” he wrote in an email that was sent to CFPB staff. "As I have said many times, but feel just as much...
  • November 15, 2017
    WASHINGTON — Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray sent an email to staff Wednesday announcing that he is leaving the bureau. Cordray has long been rumored to be planning to run for governor in Ohio, but in the email he did not say what he plans to do after his departure “I wanted to share with each of you directly what I have told the senior leadership in the past few...
  • November 15, 2017
    Richard Cordray is stepping down as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at the end of November, he announced in a letter to employees Wednesday morning. He served as the inaugural director for the regulatory agency, which was formed in the wake of the financial crisis. He reiterated the work the CFPB has done so far to recover $12 billion in relief for nearly 30 million consumers...
  • November 3, 2017
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau states its mission is to “make consumer financial markets work for consumers, responsible providers, and the economy as a whole.” However, the reality is the bureau does not regard all consumers in the market equally. In the interest of political expediency, it seems to treat consumers who deal with some institutions different than those who deal with...

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