Obama Set to Sign Overhaul Bill; Much Speculation about CFPB Head
President Obama is scheduled to sign the financial regulatory overhaul bill tomorrow and among credit union advocates and other groups there is much wondering about who will be the first head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Representatives of several industry trade groups, including CUNA and NAFCU, have been invited to the bill signing. The bill, which was passed by the Senate last week and the House last month, expands the government's role in regulating financial services. It creates the CFPB, which will be housed in the Federal Reserve, and gives the Fed the power to regulate interchange fees.