Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, and 25 current and former Democratic Members filed an amicus brief today with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, arguing that Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Deputy Director Leandra English should serve as Acting Director of the Consumer Bureau until a Director is confirmed by the Senate.
“President Trump is entitled to choose who the next Director of the Bureau will be, but he must nominate that person, and the Senate must agree to confirm him or her,” the lawmakers wrote. “Until that happens, Dodd-Frank makes clear who should be running the Bureau: its Deputy Director.”
Ranking Member Waters was joined by 25 current and former Members of Congress in the brief, including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA), Representative Michael E. Capuano (D-MA), Representative Gwen S. Moore (D-WI), Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN), Representative Jim Himes (D-CT), Representative Bill Foster (D-IL), Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI), Representative John K. Delaney (D-MD), Representative Denny Heck (D-WA), Representative Juan Vargas (D-CA), Representative Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL), Representative Ruben J. Kihuen (D-NV), Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and former Representative Barney Frank (D-MA).
See the full amicus brief here.