Entity: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

FOIA to the CFPB Seeking Communications Regarding the New Payday Lending Rule Proposal

April 17, 2019
FOIA to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeking communications between groups that represent the payday loan industry and CFPB officials.

CFPB Records Regarding Changing the Bureau’s Name to ‘BCFP’

March 12, 2019
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau records regarding Acting Director Mick Mulvaney's efforts to change the name of the bureau to the "Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection," including Mulvaney's personal intervention to change the color of the bureau's logo to "black/grey/whatever."

Complaint: Allied Progress v. CFPB – Blankenstein Communications

March 4, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit on behalf of Allied Progress against CFPB seeking Eric Blankenstein's communications with senior officials in the days following the Washington Post’s report that Blankenstein had published a blog under a pen name where he expressed racist and sexist views.

CFPB Political Appointee Resumes of New Political Appointees Since December 2017

February 21, 2019
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau SF-50s and resumes of political appointees who started between December 2017 and January 2019.

Complaint: American Oversight v. CFPB – Hensarling Office Communications

January 25, 2019
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against CFPB to force the release of records containing communications between Representative Hensarling's office and CFPB.

FOIA to CFPB Seeking New Political Appointee Resumes and Job Titles

January 18, 2019
FOIA to CFPB seeking resumes, job titles, SF-50s, and ethics waivers for political appointees who joined the administration or were assigned to new positions after the date of American Oversight’s previous request for this information submitted in late 2017.

Read the Hidden Report on Banks Charging High Fees to Students

December 13, 2018
After keeping it hidden for months, the Consumer and Financial Protection Bureau has finally released a report on high fees that banks charged to college students, possibly in violation of Department of Education rules.

CFPB Records Related to Companies Charging Dubious Fees to Students

December 11, 2018
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau records related to companies charging legally dubious account fees to college students. These records include an unpublished report by CFPB that was sent to the Department of Education in February of 2018.

American Oversight Expands Its Investigation of Administration’s Improper Email Use

November 29, 2018
After last week’s Washington Post report that Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for official business on hundreds of occasions, American Oversight is continuing its investigation not just into the extent to which the president’s daughter and senior adviser violated records rules, but also into whether such risky actions extended to other officials within Trump’s cabinet.

FOIA to CFPB Seeking Mick Mulvaney’s Personal Email Communications

November 29, 2018
FOIA to CFPB seeking Mick Mulvaney's communications from any non-government email addresses, as well as any emails he forwarded to his government address. This FOIA was filed to see if agency heads are complying with the Presidential Records Act.