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Enforcement Actions at Consumer Watchdog Agency Halt Under Trump

By on April 11, 2018 in Administrative Law, Banking & Finance

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In the 135 days since the Trump administration took control of the nation’s consumer watchdog agency, it has not recorded a single enforcement action against banks, credit card companies, debt collectors or any finance companies whatsoever, according to an Associated Press review.

Reporter Ken Sweet writes that’s likely no fluke: “Mick Mulvaney, appointed acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in late November, promised to shrink the bureau’s mandate and take a much softer approach to enforcement, and records reviewed by The Associated Press indicate he has kept his word.”

Tthe bureau issued an average of two to four enforcement actions a month under former Director Richard Cordray, President Obama’s appointee. But the database shows zero enforcement actions have been taken since Nov. 21, 2017, three days before Cordray resigned.

Read the AP article.




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