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  • Warren urges Fed to remove Wells Fargo CEO

    Senator asks Fed chair to not allow Wells Fargo to grow until Sloan is removed
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging the Federal Reserve to require the removal of Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan if the bank wants to grow. Warren sent a letter to Fed Chair Jerome Powell asking him to not allow the embattled megabank to grow in size until it replaces Sloan. In her letter, Warren said Sloan is "deeply implicated" in the bank’s prior misconduct.
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  • Warren unveils sweeping legislation to address affordable housing crisis

    Senator introduces legislation to bring relief to struggling homeowners and renters
    This week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, introduced a new proposal that seeks to ease America’s ongoing affordable housing crisis. The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association welcomes the legislation, but fears funding for the act could make it difficult for family-owned businesses to transition to the next generation.
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  • CFPB Acting Director Mulvaney refuses to answer Democrats’ questions

    Tells Congress to change oversight requirements
    Mulvaney has made no secret of his own disapproval of how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is set up, once calling it a “sick, sad joke.” But now, he is trying his hand at forcing the Democrats to bring further accountability to the bureau by not answering congressional Democrats' questions about his operations because, in short, he doesn’t have to.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Gloves come off in Warren vs. Mulvaney

    CFPB architect accuses acting director of being evasive and misleading about agency
    The battle between Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney just hit a whole other level. Warren, the architect of the CFPB, accused Mulvaney of ignoring or providing “evasive, misleading, or incomplete answers” to more than 100 questions asked of him by Democrats about the CFPB's activities. But Warren’s letter isn’t just tough talk. As the kids say, she’s got receipts.
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  • Did Mick Mulvaney just drastically change how the CFPB enforces fair lending laws?

    Reportedly strips Office of Fair Lending of its enforcement powers
    The way the CFPB enforces fair lending laws could be about to significantly change after CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney reportedly stripped the bureau’s Office of Fair Lending of its enforcement powers. Former CFPB Director Richard Cordray, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and fair housing groups bemoaned the move.
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  • Top Democrats want credit reporting agencies severely punished for Equifax-style breaches

    Bill would bring stiff financial penalties for data breaches
    Equifax may be facing various legal, regulatory, and financial consequences for the data breach that exposed the personal information of 145.5 million U.S. consumers, but two top Senate Democrats want there to be much stiffer penalties should any credit reporting agency, Equifax included, fail to protect consumer data again.
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  • Warren accuses Mulvaney of hobbling CFPB under guise of data security

    CFPB architect wants answers on acting director’s actions
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has never been shy when it comes to defending the CFPB, the agency she helped form after the financial crisis. So it should come as no surprise that Warren is finding fault in Mick Mulvaney’s actions as the CFPB’s acting director. What may come as a bit of surprise is that Warren appears to believe that Mulvaney is actively working to weaken the agency.
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