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32 Democratic senators question CFPB's motive in halting Equifax probe

Mick Mulvaney
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Thirty-two Democratic senators cosigned a letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Board leadership questioning whether its investigation into the Equifax breach was halted for political reasons.

Why it matters: Acting Director Mick Mulvaney, who opposes the existence of the agency, has made it clear he intends to fulfill CFPB's "statutory requirement" to implement and enforce consumer protection laws as narrowly as possible. And reports that the agency stopped its Equifax probe seems like a perfect test case of what will and will not be investigated by the office under Mulvaney.