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CFPB asks Congress for clear authority to supervise for compliance with the Military Lending Act
Friday, January 18, 2019 6:40 AM

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen L. Kraninger yesterday issued the following statement announcing that she has asked Congress to grant the CFPB clear authority to supervise for compliance with the Military Lending Act.

“The Bureau is committed to the financial well-being of America’s servicemembers. This commitment includes ensuring that lenders subject to our jurisdiction comply with the Military Lending Act so our servicemembers and their families are provided with the protections of that law,” Kraninger said. “That’s why I have asked Congress to explicitly grant the Bureau authority to conduct examinations specifically intended to review compliance with the MLA. The requested authority would complement the work the Bureau currently does to enforce the MLA. I was pleased to see legislation proposed recently in the House of Representatives (H.R. 442) that is intended to grant the Bureau such authority. My hope is that bipartisan legislation advances as quickly as possible in the 116th Congress.”

The CFPB transmitted a legislative proposal to Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the U.S. House of Representatives and Vice President Mike Pence, in his capacity as president of the U.S. Senate, and shared copies with the chairs and ranking members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the House Committee on Financial Services.