Five ways Mulvaney is cracking down on his own agency

 

Source: Sylvan Lane, The Hill ( Paid Registration )

The acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) often says that the only reason he hasn't burned the agency down is because it's illegal. Mick Mulvaney, the staunchly conservative White House budget director, has taken extensive steps to restrain and reform the CFPB while insisting he would do just enough to meet its legally mandated actions. He has worked to undo years of the bureau's most controversial rules while laying the groundwork for a massive reduction in the CFPB's reach and authority, including calling on Congress to strip its powers.

Here are five ways that Mulvaney, who fought against the CFPB’s creation as a member of the House, has transformed it from within during his six months atop the agency.

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