Mulvaney Selects Chief of Staff; Lawmaker Pushes Controversy About English

On Friday House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) announced that Kirsten Sutton Mork, the committee’s Staff Director, would be departing the committee to serve as Chief of Staff for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Hensarling said of Mork,

“As one of my longest-serving and most dedicated aides, Kirsten has been an indispensable advisor to me for the last nine years. Her leadership, deep understanding of financial policy and the legislative process, strength of character, and commitment to conservative principles have been vital to the great victories the committee has achieved for the American people during her tenure here. While I am sad to lose such exceptional talent, I know she will do an outstanding job as Chief of Staff for the CFPB and be a tireless advocate for American consumers.”

According to the announcement, Mork began her career as finance assistant for then-candidate Peter Roskam of Illinois during his 2006 campaign, later serving as a Legislative Assistant covering financial services issues for Congressman Roskam and then Congressman Tom Price from 2007-2009. Mork served in Hensarling’s personal office as Financial Services Policy Advisor and then Legislative Director from 2009-2013 before being appointed as the Financial Services Committee’s Deputy Staff Director in 2013. She has been Staff Director for the committee since early 2017.

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