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Warren Demands Probe Of Mulvaney's 30-Day CFPB Freeze

Law360, Washington (December 1, 2017, 5:51 PM EST) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., called Thursday for an investigation into Mick Mulvaney’s order halting all new rulemakings, hirings and payments generated from enforcement actions at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for 30 days, warning that the agency’s new acting director has effectively ordered a monthlong “shutdown.”

Warren, a principal architect of the agency now led by President Donald Trump’s Office of Management and Budget director, said in a letter to the CFPB’s inspector general that Mulvaney has provided no explanation for his authority to impose the...
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