Updated: December 2017

English v Trump & Mulvaney

Consumer Action joined nine leading organizations in an amicus brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to bolster a case brought to protect the independence of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from external political influence. The CFPB's freedom from political meddling is crucial to the agency’s mission of protecting consumers. In the case, Deputy CFPB Director Leandra English is seeking a preliminary injunction allowing her to serve as acting director of the CFPB while litigation over the lawful acting director—herself or U.S. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney—proceeds. In the amicus filing, the groups explained that the public has a strong interest in having Leandra English serve as the acting director while the court further considers the legal issues. Click here to download the brief.

The amici are Public Citizen, Americans for Financial Reform, Center for Responsible Lending, Consumer Action, National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA), National Consumer Law Center (NCLC), National Consumers League, National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), Tzedek DC and U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund (U.S. PIRG Education Fund).



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