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Scott Astrada

Federal Advocacy Director

Scott B. Astrada is the Director of Federal Advocacy. Located in the Washington D.C. office, Scott directs and coordinates federal legislative and regulatory advocacy in coordination with CRL senior leadership to advance CRL policy goals. Prior to his role at CRL, Scott worked as an economic policy advisor for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Center under former Minority Leader Harry Reid and previous Chairman Chuck Schumer. Prior to the Senate, Scott was an attorney in the Obama Administration at the White House Office of Management and Budget, Office of General Counsel. Before joining OMB, Scott was a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellow, completing his fellowship on the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, and then at the National Council of La Raza.

Scott received his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his JD and MBA from Marquette University, and his LLM from the Georgetown University Law Center. In his free time Scott enjoys golf, tango, traveling, and finding new places to eat.


April 12, 2018
Under questioning from Senator Elizabeth Warren, Mulvaney unconvincingly defends his attempts to kill the consumer watchdog he now heads CRL report documented the failures of other regulators in...
April 4, 2018 | By Aaron Glantz and Emmanuel Martinez | Reveal
But Scott Astrada, a lobbyist for the Center for Responsible Lending – a non-profit advocacy group that participated in the talks that led to the report – said that could provide an incentive for...
March 26, 2018 | By Joseph Lawler | The Washington Examiner
“The consumer bureau’s rule would help free people from this suffocating debt trap, and its efforts are supported [by] people all across this country including veterans’ groups, faith leaders, civil...
March 23, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has introduced a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution, S.J. Res. 56, which would repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)...