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Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on English v. Trump Brief

November 28, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), the Vice Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, issued the following statement after joining an amicus brief to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the English v. Trump case:

“Deputy Director Leandra English should serve as Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau until the Senate confirms a permanent Director. The text and intent of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law clearly states that the Deputy Director, in the event of a vacancy in the office of Director, serves as acting Director until a new permanent director is confirmed by the Senate.

“No one believes that Mr. Mulvaney—who once called the Consumer Bureau a ‘joke’ and said he wants to eliminate the agency—is looking out for the best interests of consumers. His appointment is the latest attempt by Republicans to dismantle the Consumer Bureau and undermine important consumer protections.

“Republicans want to take us back to the days of reckless behavior on Wall Street that brought our economy to the brink of collapse in 2008. President Trump’s actions are making it easier for bad actors to rip off consumers when it comes to student debt, mortgages, credit cards and loans.”