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Consumer Protection in the Trump Administration

January 31, 2020 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Consumer Protection in the Trump Administration:
Lunch with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger

12:15-1:15 p.m., S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom (Level 6)
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is the newest agency of the U.S. Government. Created in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 and the Great Recession, Congress tasked the CFPB with implementing America’s consumer financial protection laws. With responsibility for home mortgage loans, credit cards, student loans, bank accounts, and other financial services, the CFPB’s work has a profound impact on the daily lives and pocketbooks of every American consumer. Nominated to lead the agency by President Trump, Director Kathy Kraninger is the highest-ranking consumer protection official of the United States. Director Kraninger will speak on her work at the CFPB.

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Free and open to the public. Lunch provided.


Kathy Kraninger became Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in December, 2018. From her early days as a Peace Corps volunteer, to her role establishing the Department of Homeland Security, to her policy work at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to the CFPB, Director Kraninger has dedicated her career to public service.

Director Kraninger came to the CFPB from the Office of Management and Budget, where as a Policy Associate Director she oversaw the budgets for executive branch agencies including the Departments of Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security (DHS), Housing and Urban Development, Transportation (DOT), and Treasury, in addition to 30 other government agencies.

Previously she worked in the U.S. Senate, where she was the Clerk for the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, which provides DHS with its $40 billion discretionary budget. On Capitol Hill, she also worked for the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security as well as the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Ms. Kraninger also served in executive branch posts with the Department of Transportation. There, after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, she volunteered to join the leadership team that set up the newly created DHS.

Her work at DHS led to awards including the Secretary of Homeland Security’s Award of Exceptional Service, the International Police and Public Safety 9/11 Medal, and the Meritorious Public Service Award from the United States Coast Guard.

Ms. Kraninger graduated magna cum laude from Marquette University and earned a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine.




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January 31, 2020
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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College of Law
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