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Chairman Bachus Responds to Democrat Criticism of CFPB Accountability Bill


Washington, Jul 20 -

Financial Services Committee Chairman Spencer Bachus issued the following statement in response to a press conference held by Democrats on Wednesday about legislation the House will consider on Thursday to bring needed accountability to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB):

“It is amazing that suddenly the Democrats believe placing the CFPB under the direction of a bipartisan commission is somehow an attack on the agency.  A bipartisan commission is exactly what the Democrats proposed and passed out of the House.  So they were for a commission before they were against it.  Our bill, which includes the Democrats’ idea of a bipartisan commission, simply promotes greater accountability and transparency at the CFPB -- an agency that will have more than 1,000 federal employees and a budget of hundreds of millions of dollars.  The American people want accountability at every massive government bureaucracy, including the CFPB.”