I have some questions for Donald Trump’s new nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Kathy Kraninger – the person Donald Trump officially nominated yesterday to run the CFPB – has spent the past 15 months working for Mick Mulvaney at the White House Office of Management and Budget.
Her job at OMB: to oversee all of the Trump administration’s budget requests for seven executive branch agencies – including the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice.
The American people deserve to know whether Kathy Kraninger helped lock immigrant children up in cages before Donald Trump gives her a big promotion to lead the consumer watch dog. So I’m placing a hold on her nomination – and fighting it at every step – until we know:
Let’s just be clear: Kraninger’s job at OMB wasn’t just some hoity-toity position where you don’t get your hands dirty.
OMB’s oversight of government agencies is a full-contact sport. It means “ongoing policy and management guidance,” “oversee[ing] implementation of policy options,” and working with agencies all year as they shift money around to implement a new law or policy.
In other words: If Kathy Kraninger did her job correctly – worthy of getting this huge promotion – she should know exactly where this policy to rip apart immigrant families came from.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau needs a director who will level the playing field for hard-working people – not someone who fought for, rubber-stamped, or turned a blind eye to policies that treat children and families like animals.
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