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Published: November 2018

Kathy Kraninger is shockingly unqualified to lead the CFPB

Despite the nominee having no related experience or qualifications, the Senate voted in a lame duck session to confirm Kathy Kraninger as the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Advocates urged the Senate to oppose Kraninger for lack of finance, banking regulation, or consumer protection experience, as well as for her central role in administering the inhumane and un-American policy of separating thousands of children from their parents along the southwest border. Kraninger was later approved by Senate in a partisan 50-49 vote, with all Democrats opposing her nomination.

As the U.S. Senate considered the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to serve as the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, more than 100 national, state, and local organizations urged senators to reject Kraninger’s nomination—not only for her lack of experience in finance, banking regulation, or consumer protection, but also because of the central role she played in administering the inhumane and un-American policy of separating thousands of children from their parents along our southwest border.

Lead Organization

Center for American Progress

Other Organizations

AFL-CIO | Alianza Americas | Allied Progress | America’s Voice | American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) | American Federation of Teachers | Autistic Self Advocacy Network | Bend the Arc: Jewish Action | Center for American Progress | Center for Employment Training | Center for Popular Democracy | Center for Responsible Lending | CenterLink: The Community of LGBT Centers | Coalition on Human Needs | Consumer Action | CREDO | Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries | EDGE | Emgage Action | Faith in Public Life | Families Belong Together | FORGE, Inc. | Generation Progress | GreenLatinos | Immigration Hub | Indivisible | Japanese American Citizens League | Jobs With Justice | Latin America Working Group (LAWG) | Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights | Main Street Alliance | Mi Familia Vota | NAACP | National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) | National Association of Social Workers | National Black Justice Coalition | National Domestic Workers Alliance | National Immigration Law Center | National Institute for Reproductive Health | National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) | National Network of Abortion Funds | National Organization for Women | National Religious Campaign Against Torture | People For the American Way | PFLAG National | Pride at Work | Service Employees International Union (SEIU) | Sisters of Mercy South Central Community | T'ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights | UndocuBlack Network | UnidosUS | United States Hispanic Leadership Institute | United We Dream | URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity | Voto Latino | WOLA | Yemeni American Merchant Association

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