Law360: "Bankers and others in the industry have said the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s use of enforcement actions to influence market practices is unprecedented and potentially unfair, but the bureau’s tactic is an aggressive extension of the way other regulators use enforcement actions..."
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today announced that it is seeking public input on ways to streamline the regulations under more than a dozen consumer financial laws that the agency inherited from seven different federal agencies under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
We are writing because we strongly oppose amendments to the Economic Development Revitalization Act, S. 782, to gut the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) (#391, Moran) or repeal the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act altogether (#394, DeMint).
H.R. 1121 would threaten the ability of the newly-enacted Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to protect consumers from predatory and abusive financial practices. The bill, which would fundamentally change the structure of the CFPB from a single, accountable director to a weak five-person commission, would derail the consumer protections enacted under the Dodd-Frank act (P.L. 111-203).
We urge Congress to reject this bill and keep the single director in place.