Items Tagged with 'House Financial Services Committees'


  • Politico: Watt accuser invited to speak at FHFA hearing

    Simone Grimes accused FHFA Director Mel Watt of sexual misconduct
    Simone Grimes, the Federal Housing Finance Agency employee who accused Director Mel Watt of sexual harassment, has been invited to testify at the House Financial Services Committee’s upcoming congressional hearing on oversight of the agency, according to a report by Politico. 
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  • Mulvaney appoints Brian Johnson to CFPB acting deputy director

    Appointment follows Leandra English's resignation
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Mick Mulvaney announced Monday that Brian Johnson, who served as principal policy director, will replace Leandra English as acting deputy director. Mulvaney says, "his steady character, work ethic and commitment to free markets and consumer choice make him exactly what our country needs at this agency."
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  • House Democrats submit amendments for HUD budget

    6 pass committee markup, but 14 struck down
    House Democrats are fighting against the proposed budget set forth in finance committee with 14 proposed amendments to various areas of housing and other funding. Of the Democrats' 14 proposed markups to the bill, six of the amendments were adopted by the committee.
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  • Treasury Sec. Mnuchin wants answers on Equifax investigation

    Treasury secretary says he will talk to Mulvaney
    In between questions about Russian sanctions and the stock market, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday he is interested in how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its acting director, Mick Mulvaney, is handling the investigation into the data breach at credit agency Equifax.
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  • Top Hensarling aide named CFPB chief of staff

    Kirsten Sutton Mork served as House Financial Services Committee staff director
    Earlier this year, the House Financial Services Committee announced that its staff director, Kirsten Sutton Mork, would be leaving the committee staff “in the coming weeks” to become the chief of staff at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Now, it’s official.
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  • Trump picks Hensarling aide to help Mulvaney lead CFPB

    Taps Brian Johnson to serve as senior advisor to acting director
    While Democrats vow that they’re not ready to hand the leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau over to Mick Mulvaney without a fight, the Trump administration is moving forward with helping Mulvaney staff up in his new position.
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