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Volume 28 - Number 23

November 6, 2017

Trump, Congress Rebuke Cordray, Overturn CFPB Arbitration Rule

Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act may have faltered, but a GOP-controlled White House, Senate and House were able to unite and achieve at least one major accomplishment: they deep-sixed the CFPB’s controversial rule banning mandatory arbitration clauses in most consumer financial services contracts. Last week, President Trump turned aside an unusual personal appeal from CFPB Director Richard Cordray and went ahead and signed into law the joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act that permanently overturns the bureau’s problematic rule. Under the act, not only is the bureau’s rule now rendered null and void, any successor to Cordray will be unable to push through another substantially similar measure. That means only Congress can ...

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What’s your opinion on how Mick Mulvaney has managed the CFPB since he took over three months ago?

He’s done a good job of paring back the agency’s excesses and we’d like to see more.

35%

I hope he totally dismantles the agency and sends those functions back to the agencies hence they came.

14%

Not bad, but he needs to take his time making additional changes.

12%

We’re totally aghast. He’s gone way too far in protecting the rights of companies not consumers!

39%