CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger faced criticism from Democrats on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs about recent bureau activities related to fair lending sanctions, the Military Lending Act examination and the new payday lending rule proposal.
The CFPB appears to have shifted away from addressing lending discrimination via enforcement actions, according to the bureau’s first semi-annual report to Congress under Director Kathy Kraninger. The report covers bureau activities from April 1, 2018, to Sept. 30, 2018.
A union representing CFPB employees recently asked the agency to halt the reorganization of the fair lending office, alleging the bureau did not bargain with the union in good faith. The reorganization was announced in January, but the CFPB is still negotiating the matter with the National Treasury Employees Union. The NTEU in late October filed a mass grievance against the CFPB over its handling of racially tinged blogs posted by Eric Blankenstein