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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray has had a very busy few years at the helm of the nation's newest bank regulator. His tenure has involved creating a bureau almost from scratch and contending with a wide range of highly contentious policy issues-none more controversial than his own status, which was changed from acting to permanent CFPB director following a July Senate confirmation vote in which he garnered a two-thirds majority. Following are quotes from an interview Cordray conducted recently with American Banker Washington reporter Rachel Witkowski. (Image: Bloomberg News)