Mick Mulvaney, Acting director , Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Acting director 
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

In November 2017, President Trump appointed Mick Mulvaney as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, resulting in a dispute over Mulvaney’s selection under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act. In January, a federal judge denied an injunction to remove Mulvaney, leaving the man who has called the CFPB “an awful example of bureaucracy gone wrong” in charge of the consumer watchdog organization.