The most powerful un-elected man in Washington finally has a boss. We’re referring to Richard Cordray, who runs the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and whose job was ruled “unconstitutionally structured” by a federal appeals court on Tuesday. Mr. Cordray will now have to report to President Obama, who can fire him at his pleasure.
A federal court ruling that says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is "structurally unconstitutional" won't stop the powerful federal regulatory agency from carrying out its agenda, but it's a small victory for limited government nonetheless.
“Congress must pass comprehensive Dodd-Frank reform that includes an overhaul of the CFPB, including a change in the leadership structure, bringing the agency under the traditional congressional appropriations process, and subjecting it to the same anti-discrimination standards as other federal agencies and private corporations,” said Brian Wise, president of the U.S. Consumer Coalition, a group opposed to the agency.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is unconstitutional because the agency places too much power in the hands of its sole director.
After years of ignoring public charges of workplace discrimination, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) made a rare admission that it discriminated against one of its staff.
The office of civil rights at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) stated Tuesday it discriminated against one of its own employees.
The effort to replace the payday lending industry with a government-sponsored alternative.
Auto lending rules and some of the heavy Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) fines associated with them will be significantly rolled back if H.R. 1737, the “Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act,” becomes law.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has engaged in 12 massive collection efforts of private data from American citizens, including mortgage loan-level data and transaction-level data on consumers’ credit cards and checking accounts.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Wednesday that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was a flawed bureaucracy that can't be trusted with personal information.
“It is dictatorial. It is unaccountable. It is practically unrestrained in expanding on its already expansive mandate from Congress,” Gingrich said. “This is your government as a bully, and it is your government as a blackmailer.”
Runaway regulations and bad behavior plague the CFPB.
A June poll by Zogby on behalf of the U.S. Consumer Coalition found that only 20 percent of American agree with the CFPB’s collection and review of credit card statements without consumers’ knowledge. Yet Democrats critical of the NSA have actually stayed silent or even defended the CFPB on this issue.
Combating bad ideas would be much easier if they were all backed by ill intent. More often than not, however, the opposite is true, and the worst government policies are enacted with the intention to help. Such is apparently the case with the aggressive campaign by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to eliminate the payday lending industry.
We believe consumer protection is critical to a well-functioning and sustainable financial marketplace, and the CFPB has an important role to play. To ensure a stable and deliberative regulatory process, the agency should be insulated as much as possible from the whims of partisan politics. A bipartisan commission leadership structure is best to achieve this outcome.
Government bureaucracies have a way of acquiring more rather than less power and resilience over time as people come to assume — because they exist — that everything they do serves legitimate and important public purposes. We forget, in other words, how we managed to get along without them.
While their efforts to repeal Obamacare have failed, Capitol Hill conservatives are still looking to undo President Barack Obama’s liberal legacy by targeting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The CFPB was created by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law and conservatives charge it is a regulator out of control. OAN's Neil McCabe reports.
The public opinion survey, conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Coalition, focused on a little-known federal agency called the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which collects large amounts of personal financial information.
When disaster strikes in this country, someone usually grabs the microphone to pronounce that Washington will step in with new programs to ensure “it” will never happen again. Such was the case five years ago this month with the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, the voluminous legislation intended to supposedly ensure that there would never be a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis that gripped America.