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Volume 25 - Number 16

August 4, 2014

Rep. Hensarling Again Pounds On the Constitutionality Drum

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-TX, has written CFPB Director Richard Cordray to assert that the recent Supreme Court decision in National Labor Relations Board vs. Noel Canning raises questions about the validity of the actions Cordray took prior to his July 16, 2013, confirmation by the Senate. The congressman also said he is seeking “a complete and proper accounting of the CFPB’s exposure to legal challenges.” The correspondence to Cordray was also signed by Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Ranking Member Mike Crapo, R-ID. In the Canning case, the Supreme Court of the United States held that President Barack Obama’s appointment of directors to the NLRB violated the Recess Appointment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Although ...

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