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In addition to posting articles from and about the original ACORN, we have been adding articles about issues closely tied to those championed by the former ACORN organization.  We’ve started a blog to help keep up with current events regarding consumer rights, housing, voting, and other issues.

Rep. Waters to Focus on Restoring CFPB

On January 3, 2019, Democrats officially took over leadership of the US House of Representatives. Representative Maxine Waters (D, CA-43), a longtime champion of the CFPB, became head of the House Financial Services Committee.

In an interview that evening on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes”, Representative Waters said "I've been focused on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. That was the centerpiece of the Dodd/Frank reform. And Mulvaney [has] tried to dismantle the consumer financial protection bureau. …

Mulvaney New WH Acting Chief of Staff

On Friday December 14, 2018, Trump announced that Mick Mulvaney , current head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), will be his new “acting” White House chief of staff.  Until December 4th, Mulvaney was also the acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

There is some discrepancy over who chose the “acting” portion of the title. Mulvaney reportedly wanted to be able to bail quickly if things went wrong while being able to say he was just temporary.  …

Kraninger Confirmed as CFPB Head

On December 6, 2018, the US Senate confirmed Kathy Kraninger’s nomination to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for the next five years. The vote was 50-49.

Kraninger has no background, no experience, no qualifications, and no apparent interest in consumer protection issues or financial services oversight. As The National Review put it back in July, "Law students currently doing summer clerkships at the CFPB will have more experience with consumer-credit regulation than the nominee to lead the bureau."

2020 Census Citizenship Question

On November 27, 2018, Judge Jesse M. Furman (United States District Court for the Southern District of New York) heard closing arguments in a case that may decide whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross. Jr. has the authority to alter the Census by adding a question about citizenship.

According to email messages, internal memos, and interviews, Ross began a campaign to add the question soon after his appointment in 2017. Steve Bannon and Kris Kobach urged him multiple times to add the question.


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