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Consumer Groups Launch Website Tracking Mick Mulvaney’s Anti-Consumer Actions

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Deborah Goldstein

As Mulvaney, the “Acting Director” of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, testifies before Congress, ConsumersUnderAttack.Org shows how he has favored predatory lenders over American consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as Mick Mulvaney, the unlawfully appointed Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), testifies before the House Financial Services Committee, consumer groups announce the launch of a website, www.ConsumersUnderAttack.org, which documents the many ways that his actions are harming consumers.

The website was created by the Center for Responsible Lending, Allied Progress, and Americans for Financial Reform. The site serves as a “one-stop” educational resource for consumers, media, advocacy organizations, and decision makers about the undermining of consumer financial protections by political appointees to the CFPB. Mulvaney will testify again tomorrow before the Senate Banking Committee.

Center for Responsible Lending Executive Vice President Debbie Goldstein issued the following statement:

The 'Consumers Under Attack' website provides an accessible resource for people to see how Mick Mulvaney, the ‘Acting Director’ of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is severely weakening consumer financial protections.

Instead of allowing Mulvaney to continue harming consumers, the Trump Administration should nominate a permanent director who will faithfully fulfill the mission of the Consumer Bureau.

For more information, or to arrange an interview with a CRL spokesperson on this issue, please contact Matthew Kravitz at matthew.kravitz@responsiblelending.org or 202-349-1859.