Ian McKendry is the Congress reporter for American Banker. He previously covered the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., anti-money laundering and cybersecurity. Before joining American Banker he was an economic reporter for Market News International.
The Trump administration’s 2019 budget highlights the administration’s goal of reining in the post-crisis regulatory apparatus, with proposed cuts for several agencies including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The statutory clock on Mick Mulvaney serving as acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is under a year, but the administration's path to getting a full-time director confirmed by the Senate has never looked rockier.