Under the tenure of acting Director Mick Mulvaney, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has significantly scaled back its rule-making and supervisory abilities. Mulvaney has taken steps to rollback regulations, dismissed enforcement actions, threatened to remove public access to data and more. As advocates, we can help restore the integrity of the Bureau by calling on Congress to put consumers ahead of financial institutions.
The Consumers First Act (H.R. 6972), a bill introduced by Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA-43), would restore the strength and authority of the Bureau by undoing the harmful actions taken by Interim Director Mulvaney to undermine the agency’s work and mission. Please take a moment to call your Representative and ask them to cosponsor H.R. 6972.
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"My name is friend and I’m a constituent of yours residing here in your state. I’m calling to request that you support the Consumers First Act (H.R. 6972), a bill introduced by Representative Maxine Waters to protect the CFPB. The Act would restore the strength and authority of the Bureau by undoing the actions taken by Interim Director Mick Mulvaney to undermine the Bureau’s work and mission. Prior to Mulvaney, the CFPB returned over $12 billion directly to consumers who were harmed by predatory financial practices. Since Mulvaney has taken over, the Bureau has weakened its enforcement actions. We need a strong CFPB that puts consumers ahead of financial institutions. Please cosponsor H.R. 6972 and put consumers first!"