A New York federal judge on Thursday threw out a case brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), ruling that the agency’s structure is unconstitutional.
The White House on Thursday announced its plan to merge the Departments of Labor and Education into a single Cabinet agency in order to reduce unnecessary bureaucracy and streamline overlapping regulations and department functions.
Because Mick Mulvaney was only appointed to the “acting director” position within the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last fall, he is term-limited by law in that role to 210 days, a deadline which will come June 22.
The group spearheading a campaign against Mick Mulvaney, the acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is a project of a low-profile progressive dark money organization with large assets.
A transparency and accountability watchdog is asking the inspector general’s office of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to launch an investigation into reports that the deputy director may be using government time to further her personal lawsuit against President Donald Trump and questions if the anonymous funding of that lawsuit violates ethics laws against receiving gifts in office.
It is still unclear more than four months later who is paying for the lawsuit filed by Leandra English against the government to install an Obama political appointee as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.