Elizabeth Warren for Senate 2018
Connie,

I have some questions for Donald Trump’s new nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

And I’m not going ANYWHERE until I get some answers.

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:

    1. What role did Kathy Kraninger play in OMB budgetary or policy decisions about the Trump administration’s “Zero-Tolerance Policy” to rip young immigrant children away from their parents?
  1. What emails, analysis memos, recommendations, and other communications exist between Kathy Kraninger and the Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security, and the White House (including Stephen Miller) regarding this appalling immigration policy?

Demand Kathy Kraninger answer our questions now.

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.

Demand Kathy Kraninger answer our questions now.

Thanks for being a part of this,

Elizabeth

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