Kathy Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger has asked Congress to explicitly grant the agency authority to conduct examinations of financial institutions’ compliance with the Military Lending Act—a move that could settle a fight between the bureau and congressional Democrats.

“The Bureau is committed to the financial well-being of America’s service members,” Kraninger said, as she sent House and Senate committees with jurisdiction over the CFPB specific legislative language. “This commitment includes ensuring that lenders subject to our jurisdiction comply with the Military Lending Act, so our service members and their families are provided with the protections of that law.”

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