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Mick Mulvaney Looks for More Trump Appointees to Help Him ‘Refocus’ Consumer Bureau

Interim Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that he wants to bring more Trump political appointees on board at the agency as he pores over its books and considers halting dozens of pending cases targeting businesses. “We’re trying to get help over here,” Mr. Mulvaney told The…

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Liberals Throw Temper Tantrum Over Trump’s Watchdog Pick

Declaring President Donald Trump’s pick for acting director of a government watchdog agency an “imposter,” self-appointed leaders of “The Resistance” argued Tuesday that the president has in the executive branch, which he heads. Organized by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and featuring a parade of leftist speakers, the rally outside…

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CFPB’s ‘Acting Director,’ As Proclaimed by Outgoing Richard Cordray, Is A Pupil of Elizabeth Warren

Leandra English, the new acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau appointed by outgoing director Richard Cordray over the Thanksgiving weekend, has filled a key role during many of the crises that have gripped the six-year agency, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation. English was a key…

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Obama-Era Official Sues Trump For Control Of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Leandra English, the deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), sued President Donald Trump and White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney late Sunday to secure control of the agency, claiming she is the lawful interim successor to former CFPB Director Richard Cordray. Cordray’s resignation last week prompted a…

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Treasury Dept. Report Slams CFPB’s Rule to Expand Class-Action Lawsuits Against Banks

The Trump administration is taking aim Monday at a new rule issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that would expand class-action lawsuits against banks, saying it will impose legal defense costs of more than $500 million per year on employers and provide little or no relief for consumers. A…

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Commentary: Agency Accountablity Act Would Reclaim Constitutional Authority Congress Ceded to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Other Regulators

Congress’ power of the purse is one of its bedrock responsibilities listed in Article 1 of the Constitution. The Supreme Court has reaffirmed this power on several occasions, including in a 1976 case when the Court declared, “The established rule is that the expenditure of public funds is proper only…

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Commentary: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Regulations Strangle Innovations Like Google Wallet, PayPal

ANALYSIS/OPINION: Be wary whenever a federal agency issues a professedly benign regulation. Even the devil can quote scripture. Under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. 553(e), federal agencies are required to “give . . . interested person[s] the right to petition for the issuance, amendment, or repeal of a…

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EXCLUSIVE: Gravy Train Flows Wide And Deep At Elizabeth Warren’s Consumer Agency

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Pay is flowing so generously at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that bureaucrats receive more than most members of Congress. The Senate majority and minority leaders are paid $193,000 annually. Two hundred and one CFPB employees outdo Sens. Mitch McConnell and Charles Schumer in pay. Speaker of the House…

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