Cruz: Abolish the CFPB

While many Republicans are struggling with their proposals to decrease the CFPB’s powers, two lawmakers have a simple solution—abolish the agency.

This week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced a one sentence bill that would close the agency.

“The legislation that Rep. Ratcliffe and I are introducing today gives Congress the opportunity to free consumers and small businesses from the CFPB’s regulatory blockades and financial activism, which stunt economic growth,” Cruz said, in introducing the legislation.

“The CFPB’s lack of accountability to the American people was quickly evidenced when – contrary to its name – it ended up hurting many of the very folks it was intended to help,” Ratcliffe said.


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