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  1. Press: Payday lenders convening at Trump resort are met by protesters
    At Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami this week, executives with the nation's payday loan industry are holding their annual conference.  Outside the gates of the resort, a smaller group gathered to hold a… | Apr 19, 2018
  2. Press: Senate poised to roll back watchdog effort to prevent discrimination
    The Senate is poised to vote this week to rescind a five-year old Obama-era policy warning auto lenders against allowing minority borrowers to be charged more than their white peers. The fight centers on guidance issued by CFPB… | Apr 18, 2018
  3. Press: Can consumers still get help from the CFPB?
    Change has come swiftly to the agency, but for now important consumer tools remain in place. | Apr 16, 2018
  4. Press: Federal judges indicate they could remove Mulvaney as acting CFPB chief
    Judges on a federal appeals court panel Thursday appeared hesitant to overrule President Trump and install the deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as the agency's temporary leader. | Apr 13, 2018
  5. Press: Mulvaney leading Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over a cliff
    Accounts of the slow death of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are not exaggerations. In his just released report to Congress, the agency’s acting director, Mick Mulvaney, was clear about his mission. “The bureau is… | Apr 12, 2018
  6. Press: Under Trump, a voice for the American consumer goes silent
    In the 135 days since the Trump administration took control of the nation’s consumer watchdog agency, it has not recorded a single enforcement action against banks, credit card companies, debt collectors or any finance companies… | Apr 10, 2018
  7. Press: Mulvaney, Consumer Bureau’s chief, urges Congress to cripple agency
    Mr. Mulvaney, a longtime and unapologetic critic of the financial crisis-era bureau, has spent the last several months freezing its enforcement activities, dropping cases on payday lenders and shutting out career staff from major decisions.… | Apr 04, 2018
  8. Press: Trump appointee helps companies, not consumers
    In 1959, the late Dinah Washington won a Grammy for her hit, “What a Difference a Day Makes,” a song of how a blossoming romance dramatically changed life for the better. Its lyrics conclude, “the… | Apr 03, 2018
  9. Press: CFPB absurdly sees ‘a positive picture for consumers’ in credit card market
    Unlike most people, Seal Beach resident Tom Hazelleaf took the time to read the contract when he recently received a new MasterCard. The card, issued by Capital One, includes the benefit of being compensated "for… | Mar 13, 2018
  10. Press: Under Trump, CFPB promises to do the bare minimum, and nothing more
    Let's say there was a federal agency charged solely with protecting consumers from financial abuse. And let's say that agency was so good at its job, it succeeded in returning $12 billion to consumers who… | Feb 20, 2018
  11. Press: Mick Mulvaney’s destroying the CFPB — and that’s just what Trump wants
    Mick Mulvaney warned us that it was coming. After all, in 2014 he called the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the independent government agency he now temporarily heads, a "sick, sad joke." Three years later, Mulvaney was… | Feb 17, 2018
  12. Press: The Trump administration is trying to undermine the CFPB
    Over the past few weeks, the administration has dismissed enforcement actions, delayed the payday lending rule and halted the investigation of Equifax. Calling for the CFPB to act with more “humility,” Mulvaney has taken up… | Feb 15, 2018
  13. Press: Consumer protection bureau losing its teeth
    Acting director Mick Mulvaney is turning the financial watchdog into a corporate lapdog. For nearly seven years since it began, the federal government’s first agency dedicated to protecting consumers fought successfully to prevent rip-offs by credit card… | Feb 14, 2018
  14. Press: Trump administration has plans to defang CFPB
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created after the financial crisis to protect Americans from being ripped off by financial firms. Now, President Trump's interim appointee to run the bureau, Mick Mulvaney, is making radical changes… | Feb 13, 2018
  15. Press: Denuncias de sabotaje en la Oficina de Protección Financiera
    Políticos y activistas denuncian que se está vaciando esta agencia que trabaja para consumidores La Oficina de Protección al Consumidor Financiero (CFPB en sus siglas en inglés), el organismo que se ocupa de los consumidores… | Feb 08, 2018
  16. Press: Consumer advocates argue for a strong, independent CFPB
    For Immediate Release: Feb. 6, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) independence from external political influence is crucial to the agency’s mission of protecting consumers, 10 groups told a court… | Feb 06, 2018
  17. Press: CFPB said to be letting Equifax off the hook for data breach
    The down-is-up world of the Trump administration grew even battier Monday amid reports that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is scaling back its investigation into credit agency Equifax, which allowed hackers to access the personal… | Feb 06, 2018
  18. Press: Democrats lash out at CFPB after it drops Equifax probe
    Democratic lawmakers lashed out at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday amid a report that the agency was backing off an investigation into a massive data breach at Equifax last year that exposed sensitive… | Feb 06, 2018
  19. Press: Appeals court CFPB ruling a big win for consumers
    In 2016, a panel of three judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was unconstitutional.  Wednesday, the D.C. Circuit voted… | Feb 04, 2018
  20. Press: Trump undermines federal unit defending against housing discrimination
    Donald Trump stood before the nation and boasted about the lowest unemployment rate on record for African Americans. But just hours before his State of the Union address, his lieutenant and hand-picked head of the… | Feb 02, 2018
  21. Press: Transfer of CFPB consumer complaints unit offers no clear benefit
    The following statement can be attributed jointly to Americans for Financial Reform, Consumer Action and U.S. PIRG: This week, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney, in the role he is asserting as… | Feb 01, 2018
  22. Press: U.S. appeals court upholds independence of consumer watchdog
    A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday ruled that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is constitutional and that its director can be fired by the president for cause only. The CFPB’s supporters say… | Feb 01, 2018
  23. Press: Consumers win appeal for CFPB independence
    Consumers scored a big win today when an appeals court ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) structure as an independent agency is constitutional. The ruling by the full U.S. Court of Appeals… | Jan 31, 2018
  24. Press: Americans have more credit cards - and more debt says CFPB
    The credit card market is alive and well – and growing, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The biennial report to Congress found that the total number of credit card… | Dec 28, 2017
  25. Press: With CFPB in limbo, states take the reins for consumer rights
    As the legal fight over leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lingers, the states are flexing their muscles and promising to fill the gap.  Last week, a group of 17 attorneys general wrote President Trump and… | Dec 21, 2017
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