Mick Mulvaney is a former Republican South Carolina Congressman from 2011-2017 and in the SC State Senate before that. Director Office of Management and Budget named December 16, 2016, Trump named him Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing John Kelly, on December 14, 2018.
Mulvaney wanted to end Meals on Wheels and feeding kids because they don’t show results. Petition and video of his statement: Daily Kos
CREW, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, filed an FOIA lawsuit against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “On January 25, 2018, CREW submitted a FOIA request by email to the CFPB for two categories of records: (1) copies of all communications between Acting Director Mulvaney and anyone acting on behalf of World Acceptance Corporation from November 27, 2017 to the present, and (2) copies of all communications between then-Rep. Mulvaney and the CFPB that concern or mention in any way World Acceptance Corporation from January 1, 2011 through February 16, 2017. CREW sought a waiver of fees associated with processing its request, explaining the requested records would contribute to a greater public understanding of the outside influences on the CFPB’s investigations and Acting Director Mulvaney’s possible role in securing the end of an investigation into one of his campaign contributors.”
- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, led by Trump appointee Mick Mulvaney, dropped a lawsuit into a lender alleged to charge up to 950 percent interest. [Golden Valley Lending]
- Mulvaney is moving to reduce aggressive enforcement at the bureau, angering career officials there, according to NPR.
- Democrats are likely to use the CFPB moves in attacks alleging the GOP looks out for companies at the expense of consumers.