The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said this week it still intends to repeal most of the Obama-era strict rule governing payday loans, although the date appears to have slipped.
With some $130 billion still in the lending pot, the House and Senate have passed legislation to extend the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program through August 8.
The measure now goes to President Trump, who is expected to sign it. The PPP program expired Tuesday.
The U.S Supreme Court on Monday declared the single-director structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unconstitutional.
The agency’s configuration is “incompatible with the structure of the Constitution, which—with the sole exception of the Presidency—scrupulously avoids concentrating power in the hands of any single individual,” the court said.
The Trump Administration’s poor oversight of the Paycheck Protection Program has placed billions of dollars at risk, left lenders confounded and invited fraud, the Government Accountability Office said Thursday.
The specific information that the Small Business Administration will disclose for the Paycheck Protection Program loans will not include the name of the lenders making the loan.
The Trump Administration is violating federal law by refusing to provide the Government Accountability Office with information concerning the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, five House committee chairs charged Wednesday.
Expressing concern about who received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program, Democrats on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis are demanding that the Trump Administration and the nation’s largest banks provide the panel with specific details about lending under PPP.
Kyle Hauptman, President Trump’s choice to join the National Credit Union Administration board, hates Dodd-Frank.
He has made that clear repeatedly.
That could cause some friction between Hauptman and Democratic board member Todd Harper and his policy advisor, Catherine Galicia, both of whom worked on Dodd-Frank when Congress passed it.
President Trump on Monday announced his intention to nominate Kyle Hauptman to be a member of the National Credit Union Administration board.
If confirmed by the Senate, Hauptman would replace Republican Mark McWatters.
All 45 Democratic senators are pushing the Trump Administration to develop a streamlined process for the smallest businesses to obtain loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program.
The 45 senators, in a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza, did not go as far as credit union trade groups, which have called for automatic loan forgiveness for certain borrowers.