Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.
In the case of English v. Trump, where the President’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director appointment was challenged, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has again held in favor of the President and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director, Mick Mulvaney, currently serving as CFPB Acting Director. The court denied English’s motion for a preliminary injunction seeking to oust Mulvaney, which has been appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Recall, English was appointed to the Acting Director position by former CFPB Director Richard Cordray before he resigned. In December, the same court also denied English’s request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the President appointing and Mulvaney serving as Acting Director. Mulvaney will continue to serve as Acting Director pending the litigation and until a new CFPB Director is nominated and confirmed by the Senate.