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  • Democrats call out Mulvaney’s reported changes to CFPB fair lending enforcement

    53 Democrats, including Warren, Waters, Brown, Menendez, want answers
    A group of more than 50 Congressional Democrats are questioning the motivation of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Mick Mulvaney’s reported decision to strip the agency’s Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity of its enforcement powers. The Democrats want to know what exactly Mulvaney is planning to do when it comes to fair lending.
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  • Senate Democrats press FTC for review of data security at Experian, Transunion

    Prominent Senators ask FTC to ensure that consumers’ data is secure
    The Federal Trade Commission is already investigating the massive data breach at Equifax that exposed the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers to hackers, but a number of top Democrats in the Senate want the agency to extend its investigation to the other big credit reporting agencies.
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  • Democrats declare opposition to Mnuchin, delay confirmation vote

    Top Democrats speak out about Trump Treasury nominee
    The Senate Finance Committee planned to meet Monday evening to vote on the confirmation of Steve Mnuchin, the Trump administration’s choice to lead the Department of the Treasury. But that vote didn't happen. Senate Democrats instead moved to delay the vote, while other party leaders declared their opposition to Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary.
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  • Democratic state AGs join fight to save CFPB from Trump

    Seek to intervene in PHH fight over CFPB independence
    The embattled Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which top Congressional Democrats recently pledged to defend against potential attacks from the Trump administration, has more defenders in its corner now, as more than a dozen state attorneys general are joining the fight to protect the CFPB.
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  • Democrats want "victims of Mnuchin foreclosure machine" to testify at Treasury nominee hearing

    25 senators call for OneWest customers to speak at Mnuchin's hearing
    Senate Democrats recently began collecting complaints from consumers about Steve Mnuchin and OneWest Bank in preparation for Mnuchin’s confirmation hearing to serve as the next Secretary of the Department of the Treasury. What wasn’t known at the time is what exactly the Democrats planned to do with those complaints. But Friday, the Democrats showed their hand, asking the leadership of the Senate Committee on Finance to allow “victims of Mnuchin foreclosure machine” to testify at Mnuchin’s confirmation hearing.
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  • Former CFPB attorney pretty much just confirmed the worst fears of the mortgage industry

    We may be right, after all
    In "The Tragic Downfall of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau," Ronald Rubin, a former enforcement attorney at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and former chief advisor on regulatory policy at the House Financial Services Committee, highlights what he calls the heavy politicization of the CFPB. In doing so, Rubin also just confirmed the worst fears of the mortgage industry.
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  • Elizabeth Warren pledges to fight Trump, Republicans on Dodd-Frank, CFPB

    CFPB architect: Big banks cannot be 'turned loose' on U.S. economy
    Just in case anyone thought that the Democratic Party plans to stand idly by while President-elect Donald Trump and the Republican Party move to undo many of the financial reforms of the last eight years, one of its most outspoken members pledged this week to fight Trump and the Republicans every step of the way.
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  • Tim Kaine: Here's how Hillary Clinton will ensure fair housing for all

    Democratic vice presidential nominee pens op-ed for CNN on housing plans
    The Democratic vice presidential nominee, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, spent much of his pre-politics career as a fair housing attorney, spending nearly 20 years fighting for fair housing, and it looks like he plans to continue that fight if he becomes vice president. Here, in Kaine's own words, is the Democrats' plan to ensure fair housing for all.
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  • Hillary Clinton on CFPB: Why would you get rid of that?

    Gives speech on her economic plan
    In the same week and same state as Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton also revealed her economic plan. Included in her speech, she talked about bringing tax relief to small businesses and expanding regulation. Most notably, she questioned why anyone would want to disband the CFPB. Of course, she also made time to throw in a few jabs at Trump.
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