Dodd Fails to Understand Dodd-Frank, Unclear About CFPB Interim Director

By: Tuesday July 27, 2010 1:10 pm

Chris Dodd told TPM Tuesday that Elizabeth Warren still “may not be confirmable” for the position of director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and he rejected the notion of a recess appointment for the position. But in a troubling sign that Dodd doesn’t understand the bill that bears his own name, he made no [...]

Will the CFPB Get Gutted Before It Even Starts?

By: Monday July 26, 2010 1:38 pm

It does appear that Elizabeth Warren has the inside track to getting the position as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. We know that bureau, as part of the Dodd-Frank bill, lives inside the Federal Reserve, albeit with an independent budget and a (mostly) independent rulemaking authority. However, at the outset, the bureau comes [...]

Franken, Merkley, Udall Endorse Warren for CFPB

By: Monday July 26, 2010 12:04 pm

My fellow panelist Elizabeth Warren (and boy does it feel good to say that) has continued to receive endorsements from key Senators and editorialists to get the position of director for the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. While Tom Harkin’s letter to the President, signed by 12 Senators, endorsed someone “with a track record akin [...]

Warren’s Nomination Becoming More of a Reality

By: Friday July 23, 2010 1:14 pm

Felix Salmon says that Elizabeth Warren is a shoo-in for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, not because of any inside knowledge he has, but because progressives have turned up the heat so much to make it too painful for the Administration not to nominate her. Warren is known to have powerful friends in the White [...]

Maloney Letter Supporting Elizabeth Warren for CFPB Has 39 Signatures

By: Wednesday July 21, 2010 7:47 am

Thirty-nine Democrats, including a substantial portion of the House Financial Services Committee, have signed on to a letter distributed by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) supporting Elizabeth Warren to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that will come into being as part of the financial reform bill to be signed today by the President. Warren, a [...]

Harkin, Maloney Lead Charge for Warren

By: Tuesday July 20, 2010 11:28 am

I’m amused by the notion that Elizabeth Warren’s potential nomination for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has “achieved a level of symbolism on the left that’s out of proportion to the merits of the different candidates.” First, there’s nothing symbolic about what we know Warren would try to accomplish. But also, what do people think [...]

Warren to CFPB: White House Says She’s Confirmable, Management Concerns Appear Misguided

By: Tuesday July 20, 2010 6:50 am

Brady Dennis covers the controversy over Elizabeth Warren and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today, noting that she is a short-list candidate for the job, along with Assistant Treasury Secretary Michael Barr and deputy Attorney General Eugene Kimmelman, a former official at Consumers Union, Public Citizen and the Consumer Federation of America. The one new [...]

Dodd Plays Pundit, Tries to Knife Warren CFPB Nomination

By: Monday July 19, 2010 11:02 am

Chris Dodd, sounding like a pundit instead of a voting member of Congress, downplayed the prospect of Elizabeth Warren’s nomination to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by doubting whether she can be confirmed. A key Democratic senator this morning dealt a blow to the hopes of many liberals that Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren would [...]

Warren/CFPB Fight About Bank Exposure?

By: Monday July 19, 2010 9:00 am

The surge of pressure on the Obama Administration to name Elizabeth Warren as the first head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has led Administration officials to dole out helpings of praise but not yet any indication that she could get the position. I haven’t heard many good reasons to object to Warren. The most [...]

Congress, Progressives Roll Out in Support of Elizabeth Warren

By: Friday July 16, 2010 12:35 pm

The pressure is building to name Elizabeth Warren as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, on the inside and outside. I mentioned last night that the Progressive Change Campaign Committee sent out a letter in support of Warren. MoveOn has now done the same, asking supporters to call the White House. The idea [...]

Geithner Agrees: Warren “Exceptionally Well-Qualified” to Lead Consumer Protection Bureau

By: Friday July 16, 2010 11:40 am

I just secured a statement from Andrew Williams, Treasury’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, about Timothy Geithner’s views on Elizabeth Warren. This has been a raging controversy since it was reported last night that Geithner would potentially move to block Warren’s appointment to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau due to friction between the [...]

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