Mulvaney Brings Some Help to the CFPB from Capitol Hill

According to a Wall Street Journal report on Friday, interim Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) director Mick Mulvaney has recruited Brian Johnson, an attorney and aide to House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), to serve as a senior adviser.

Rep. Hensarling is reportedly one of those on President Trump’s short list to be nominated for the permanent CFPB director position.

The WSJ article reports that Johnson will have the authority to act on behalf of Mulvaney during the transition to a permanent director. This is significant, as Mulvaney has a full time job as director of the Office of Management & Budget. He has said that he will work three days at each job for the foreseeable future, but with both positions currently carrying a heavy demand it is clear that this will be difficult to maintain in practice and give each job its due.

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