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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Press: The fight to control the CFPB isn’t over yet
    Weeks into a legal and political dispute at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the case of the two popes is far from being settled. There are multiple ongoing litigation efforts — with the potential to be appealed all… | Dec 14, 2017
  17. Press: Consumer advocates file in support of acting CFPB director
    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 today in an amicus brief filed in the U.S.… | Dec 08, 2017
  18. Press: Wells Fargo sanctions are on ice under Trump official
    The new acting head of the U.S. consumer finance watchdog is reviewing whether Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) should pay tens of millions of dollars over alleged mortgage lending abuse, according to three sources familiar… | Dec 08, 2017
  19. Press: We all have a stake in the future of the CFPB
    Polls consistently show that the CFPB is that rarest form of regulatory agency: one that — after Americans learn more about it — is supported by broad majorities of people belonging to both parties (80… | Dec 08, 2017
  20. Press: Attack on consumers continues as Congress targets payday rule
    Washington, DC—Anti-consumer members of Congress are using the controversial Congressional Review Act (CRA)  in an attempt to kill yet another carefully crafted rule created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to protect consumers… | Dec 01, 2017
  21. Press: Don’t let Trump & Wall Street gut consumer protection bureau
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau helps people fight abuse by financial institutions. The president circumvented the law to name an acting director who wants to hobble it. | Dec 01, 2017
  22. Press: Mick Mulvaney is now one of the most powerful bureaucrats
    The White House budget director is, for now, also the acting director of a powerful financial regulator, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. At the CFPB, he can single-handedly cut the agency’s budget and decide whether to… | Dec 01, 2017
  23. Press: Don’t let Trump & Wall Street gut consumer protection bureau
    The president circumvented the law to name an acting director who wants to hobble it. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has made good on its mission: It has returned nearly $12 billion directly to… | Nov 30, 2017
  24. Press: Who loses if Trump guts consumer watchdog?
    If you have a credit card, mortgage, payday loan or do any type of consumer financing, expect to be hurt by President Donald Trump’s plan to gut the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — a controversial… | Nov 28, 2017
  25. Press: Dueling officials vye to lead federal consumer watchdog
    The battle over who will lead a prominent federal consumer watchdog agency escalated Monday, with dueling leaders each claiming control before a federal judge during a chaotic day of public appearances and maneuvering. By the… | Nov 28, 2017
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