Trump Official Wants To Put Tight Leash On Consumer Watchdog Agency

Mick Mulvaney, interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, wants to give Congress prior approval of any major new rules created by the bureau.

As a Republican congressman, Mick Mulvaney sponsored legislation to abolish the agency. Now that he’s running it, he wants Congress to put the independent watchdog on a short leash.

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