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Trump picks a nominee for CFPB chief — which really lets Mick Mulvaney stay in charge longer

June 16, 2018 |

President Trump intends to nominate little-known White House aide Kathy Kraninger to be director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a move that allows Mick Mulvaney to remain as the bureau’s acting chief for months.

Kraninger, associate director of the Office of Management and Budget,…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump’s rumored pick for CFPB chief is a Mick Mulvaney deputy with little financial policy expertise

June 15, 2018 |

A little-known Office of Management and Budget official is President Trump’s leading candidate to become permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to four people with knowledge of the matter.

If approved by the Senate, Kathy Kraninger would succeed her boss, White…


L.A. Times – Business

Mick Mulvaney just scrapped all the experts on CFPB’s consumer advisory board

June 6, 2018 |

Members of a group of outside experts required by law to meet twice a year with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Wednesday that the group has been dissolved by CFPB head Mick Mulvaney.

Bureau officials told the 25 members of the Consumer Advisory Board on Wednesday morning that they…


L.A. Times – Business

Mick Mulvaney must leave as CFPB chief soon, unless Trump nominates somebody — anybody — else for the job

May 22, 2018 |

Time is running out on Mick Mulvaney’s tenure as acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but there’s an easy way for the White House to extend his tenure: nominate somebody — anybody — else to permanently fill the job.

As it stands now, Mulvaney must step down from his job temporarily…


L.A. Times – Business

Mick Mulvaney says CFPB’s new priority is ‘to recognize free markets and consumer choice’

April 11, 2018 |

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau chief Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers Wednesday that the agency’s new priority is “to recognize free markets and consumer choice” and take “a humble approach to enforcing the law,” according to prepared remarks released in advance.

In his first testimony to Congress…


L.A. Times – Business

Mick Mulvaney gives big pay raises to his hires at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

April 5, 2018 |

Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s appointee to oversee the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has given big pay raises to the deputies he has hired to help him run the agency, according to salary records.

Mulvaney has hired at least eight political appointees since he took over the bureau in…


L.A. Times – Business

Mick Mulvaney takes first step toward overhauling Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

January 18, 2018 |

Mick Mulvaney once called the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a “joke … in a sad, sick kind of way.”

Now, as its acting director, he’s in a position to change it.

On Wednesday, Mulvaney announced he was launching a review of the entire operation of the consumer watchdog agency created in…


L.A. Times – Business

Judge denies injunction to remove Mick Mulvaney as consumer bureau’s acting director

January 11, 2018 |

A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction to remove Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The judge sided with Mulvaney — President Trump’s choice for the interim position — over Leandra English, the agency’s deputy director…


L.A. Times – Business

Trump’s Wells Fargo tweet cited in court hearing as reason to remove Mulvaney as CFPB acting chief

December 22, 2017 |

A recent tweet by President Trump about possible penalties against Wells Fargo & Co. was cited during a court hearing Friday as a reason for removing White House official Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The attorney for Leandra English — the bureau’s…


L.A. Times – Business

Consumer financial watchdog’s deputy director asks judge for injunction to replace Mick Mulvaney as acting chief

December 7, 2017 |

The deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is asking a federal judge for an injunction to install her as the agency’s acting chief in place of President Trump’s appointee, Mick Mulvaney.

The Wednesday night legal filing by Leandra English is the latest in the legal battle for…


L.A. Times – Business