Bob Menéndez and Catherine Cortez Masto Want Answers from CFPB Nominee About Puerto Rico Response
Senators Bob Menéndez (D-NJ) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) want Kathy Kraninger, Donald Trump's pick to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), to provide "a full accounting" of her role in the administration's response to Hurricane Maria and its aftermath in Puerto Rico. Kraninger is currently the Associate Director for General Government at the Office of Management and Budget, where she oversees policy implementation and providing management guidance to several departments, and her duties included carrying out the administration’s agenda in Puerto Rico last year. In their letter, the Senators requested a list of all meetings she was involved with concerning “disaster supplemental appropriation requests to Congress”; emails and documents on communication with DHS, Treasury, and HUD officials related to supplemental appropriation requests; as well as documentation of her communication with Puerto Rican government officials, employees, and consultants surrounding the response to Hurricane Maria. Read the letter here.