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AFR Statement: Administration Seeks Sabotage of CFPB Via Budget, ‘Strategic Plan’

Home » Statements and Press Releases AFR Statement: Administration Seeks Sabotage of CFPB Via Budget, ‘Strategic Plan’ Submitted by team on February 13, 2018 – 1:56 pm Share this Page: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 13, 2018 CONTACT: Carter Dougherty, carter@ourfinancialsecurity.org, (202) 251-6700 Administration Seeks Sabotage of CFPB Via Budget, ‘Strategic Plan’ “The administration’s budget and Mick Mulvaney’s ‘strategic plan’ for the CFPB are transparent attempts to stop the agency from doing what it was designed to do: actually protect consumers,” said Lisa Donner, executive director, Americans for Financial Reform. “As…

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Joint Statement: Sen. Jeff Merkley, Rev. Willie Gable Jr. Condemn Ongoing Sabotage of CFPB, Demand Pres. Trump Nominate Consumer Advocate as Director

Share this Page: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2018 CONTACT: Tyler Cherry, tcherry@skdknick.com Sen. Jeff Merkley, Rev. Willie Gable Jr. Condemn Ongoing Sabotage of CFPB, Demand Pres. Trump Nominate Consumer Advocate as Director Today, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Rev. Willie Gable Jr. of Louisiana joined Yana Miles from the Center for Responsible Lending and José Alcoff from Americans for Financial Reform to highlight how Mick Mulvaney has sought to undermine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the impact Mulvaney’s sabotage is having on local communities and American…

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AFR Statement: Report Mulvaney Backing Away from Equifax Probe Shows Need for Credible CFPB Director

Home » Letters and Statements AFR Statement: Report Mulvaney Backing Away from Equifax Probe Shows Need for Credible CFPB Director Submitted by team on February 5, 2018 – 1:36 pm Share this Page: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 5, 2018 CONTACT:Carter Doughertycarter@ourfinancialsecurity.org(202) 251-6700 AFR Statement on Report Mulvaney Backing Away from Equifax Probe “Mulvaney is going easy on Wells Fargo and predatory payday lenders, and now we have fresh evidence of another terrible move: Mick Mulvaney wants to let Equifax off the hook for its reckless abuse and negligence that may…

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AFR in the News: Payday Rules Relax on Trump’s Watch After Lobbying by Lenders (New York Times)

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, payday lenders have contributed more than $13 million to members of Congress since 2010, with the majority of that money going to Republicans who have made it a priority to roll back the financial regulations put in place by President Barack Obama after the financial crisis. That includes Mr. Mulvaney, who received nearly $63,000 for his campaigns from payday lending groups. Mr. Mulvaney said that the donations were not an issue “because I am not in elected office anymore.” The payday lending industry…

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Joint Statement: Transfer of CFPB Consumer Response Unit Offers No Clear Benefit

Home » Letters and Statements Joint Statement: Transfer of CFPB Consumer Response Unit Offers No Clear Benefit Submitted by team on February 1, 2018 – 2:37 pm Share this Page: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Feb.1, 2018 CONTACT: Carter Dougherty, Americans for Financial Reform carter@ourfinancialsecurity.org, (202) 251-6700 Ruth Susswein, Consumer Action  ruth.susswein@consumer-action.org Ed Mierzwinski, U.S. PIRG,  edm@pirg.org Transfer of CFPB Consumer Response 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, OMB Director Mick Mulvaney, in the…

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Joint Statement: Changes to CFPB Fair Lending Office Undermine Anti-Discrimination Work

Share this Page: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 1, 2018 CONTACT: Carter Dougherty, carter@ourfinancialsecurity.org, (202) 251-6700 Changes to CFPB Fair Lending Office Undermine Anti-Discrimination Work In response to decision that the CFPB’s Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity will be stripped of key functions, and then placed under the director’s authority: “Fair Lending is a fundamentally important part of the work of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and of a financial system that works for families and communities. The Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity needs the authority, the…

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AFR Statement: Appeals Court Decision Knocks Out Longstanding Argument Against CFPB Single Director

Home » Financial Reform News, Letters and Statements AFR Statement: Appeals Court Decision Knocks Out Longstanding Argument Against CFPB Single Director Submitted by team on January 31, 2018 – 2:07 pm Share this Page: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2018 CONTACT: Tyler Cherry, tcherry@skdknick.com Constitutional Accountability Center & Americans for Financial Reform applaud D.C. Circuit Court decision in landmark PHH Corporation vs. CFPB case Court finds CFPB structure is constitutional, rules in favor of consumer protection  WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit decided in…

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