A Goodbye To Mulvaney, And A Call To Curtail Lobbying


In a 50-49 vote held Thursday (12/6), the U.S. Senate gave its approval to White House nominee Kathy Kraninger to serve as new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The affirmative vote gives Kraninger, who will run a federal agency for the first time and has no prior financial services experience, to a five-year term.

She will take over from acting CFPB director Mick Mulvaney, the subject of this Media Information Bureau column from Ken Benner. Mulvaney’s attitude towards how things, in his mind, get done in D.C. irks Benner yet again as he wraps up his year-end office tidings and recalls communication to Capitol Hill designed to deliver a better America for broadcasters.

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