Waters: Republicans Intent on Destroying CFPB, Harming Consumers
Washington, DC, February 15, 2017
Today, in response to a series of bills introduced by Senate Republicans to undermine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, made the following statement:
“Republicans are wasting no time in their shameful efforts to dismantle the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In the time since its creation, this highly successful agency has returned nearly $12 billion to more than 29 million consumers who have been harmed by financial institutions. Simply put, the CFPB stands up for people who have been ripped off by Wall Street and predatory lenders, and puts money back in their pockets.