Senate likely to consider Kraninger nomination to CFPB after Thanksgiving

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) filed a cloture petition, indicating he intends to bring the nomination to the floor.

The Senate intends to vote after Thanksgiving on the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to become the director of the CFPB.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) filed a cloture petition Thursday—a move that indicates he intends to bring the nomination to the floor. That petition limits debate on Kraninger’s nomination and prevents a filibuster.

The move comes as speculation grows that Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, who also serves as acting CFPB director, is angling for a nomination as Secretary of Commerce.

There is widespread speculation that the current secretary, Wilbur Ross, may be leaving the administration. President Trump has expressed his unhappiness with Ross several times.

 

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