WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, upon the Senate voting on party lines to confirm Kathy Kraninger for Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Center for Responsible Lending Senior Legislative Counsel Yana Miles issued the following statement:

Mulvaney’s tenure at the CFPB wasn’t public service—it was service to predatory lenders. The Administration’s pattern of nominating unqualified, political candidates to important independent agencies, like the CFPB, is dangerous, misguided, and will cause irreparable harm to families across the country. Kathy Kraninger’s inexperience and endorsement of Mulvaney’s destructive policies are gifts to bad financial actors who are hell-bent on using their predatory business model to rip off vulnerable consumers, especially consumers of color.

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. 

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