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    A Tyrannical Abuse of Power: Obama Attempts to Appoint Cordray to CFPB

    In a revelation that is quite shocking to anyone who knows anything about the 100-plus years of precedent on the recess appointment power or the separation of powers, the White House today announced that the President planned on making a purported recess appointment of Richard Cordray to the new Consumer … More

    Consumers Need Protection from Consumer Protection Bureau

    The Senate is slated to vote this week on the nomination of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). If confirmed, the former Ohio attorney general would become the envy of regulatory zealots far and wide—wielding unparalleled powers with virtually no accountability. President Obama, of course, … More

    VIDEO: Senator Says Confirming Consumer Czar Would Be 'Devastating'

    Richard Cordray, President Obama’s pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, won approval from the Senate Banking Committee last week on a party-line vote. His confirmation to run the new agency faces fierce opposition from Republicans, who have vowed to block Senate approval until reforms are made to the agency. Sen. … More

    Morning Bell: Unhappy Anniversaries, President Obama

    The Obama Administration has seen its fair share of milestones this month. Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act, Obamacare is just over one year old, it has been more than 800 days since the Democrat-controlled Senate passed a budget, and the … More

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Opens Its Doors. America, Look Out.

    Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) officially opened its doors in Washington, making it the first major new federal agency in nearly 10 years. Americans should take notice, and they ought to be concerned. Heritage’s Diane Katz explains in The Daily Caller that the sheer scope of the agency’s … More

    Washington in a Flash: Dodd-Frank Anniversary No Cause for Celebration

    The Senate Banking Committee welcomes Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) to testify on the first anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The financial regulation bill has contributed to higher unemployment by imposing needless regulation on small and large financial institutions. It has deterred investment by imposing … More

    Warren Rebuffed, but Consumer Finance Bureau Still a Threat

    President Obama will bypass Elizabeth Warren to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and instead nominate former Ohio attorney general Richard Cordray to the post. The White House announcement on Sunday ends months of uncertainty about whether the President would accede to the demands of Warren’s steadfast supporters or … More

    Washington in a Flash: Elizabeth Warren on the Hot Seat

    This morning Republicans will have their last chance to get answers about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau before it opens on July 21. The brains behind the operation, Elizabeth Warren, is scheduled to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee at 9:30 a.m. ET. Today also marks the … More

    New Evidence Reveals Vast Powers of Consumer Finance Bureau

    Tucked into the 232 pages of the May 31 Federal Register—the daily catalog of new regulation—was glaring evidence that the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will exercise nearly unlimited power over how Americans obtain credit and loans and manage their money. That it will do so absent accountability … More

    One Clap for House Effort to Curb New Financial Bureau’s Power

    A House subcommittee on Wednesday approved legislation to modify the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Spawned by the vast Dodd–Frank financial regulation statute, the CFPB (as originally structured) enjoys sweeping powers over all manner of consumer credit—without adequate accountability. Yesterday’s action is a welcome start to taming the CFPB, … More