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A worker on a Chrysler car lot passes lines of Jeeps in 2014. The House on Tuesday passed a measure to roll back guidance on auto lending issued by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the CFPB, testifies at a House hearing. Mulvaney says he doesn't need to run "a Yelp for financial services sponsored by the federal government." Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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The Consumer Complaints Database That Could Disappear From View

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The Rev. Sekinah Hamlin (left) of Greensboro, N.C., and the Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan Jr., of Findlay, Ohio, were among the faith leaders protesting outside the payday lenders conference near Miami. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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Payday Lenders Convening At A Trump Resort Are Met By Protesters

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A man walks by a New York City auto dealership in 2017. Studies have found that African-Americans and Hispanics have systematically been charged a higher markup on auto loans than have white borrowers. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Mick Mulvaney arrives at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Nov. 27, 2017, after being named director by President Trump. Mulvaney's appointment is being challenged in court by Leandra English, who had been appointed to that position by outgoing Director Richard Cordray. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Mick Mulvaney was appointed by President Trump as acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. As a congressman, Mulvaney sponsored legislation to abolish the agency. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Face-Off: Elizabeth Warren Vs. Trump's Consumer Watchdog, Mick Mulvaney

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Mick Mulvaney, interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, wants to give Congress prior approval of any major new rules created by the bureau. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Proposed cuts in funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau come amid questions about Trump appointee Mick Mulvaney softening the agency's stance on payday lenders. Joshua Roberts/Reuters hide caption

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Trump Administration's Latest Strike On CFPB: Budget Cuts

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Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is also the interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Plans To Defang Consumer Protection Watchdog

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Mick Mulvaney, a former Republican lawmaker and current White House budget chief, was also picked as interim head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Astrid Riecken/Getty Images hide caption

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Under Trump Appointee, Consumer Protection Agency Seen Helping Payday Lenders

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Mick Mulvaney speaks at a news conference after his first day as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Starting this week, there are two people appointed to the job of acting director of the CFPB, and it's unclear who will get to stay. Mick Mulvaney, President Trump's current budget director and pick for the position, has gone on the record supporting the elimination of the bureau, which would make it easier for loan services to take advantage of borrowers. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney departs after a television interview at the White House in September. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks to media members after a House Republican Conference meeting in September. President Trump selected Mulvaney to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a move Democrats say violates the law. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, was on Friday named acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by President Trump. But before resigning earlier in the day, CFPB Director Richard Cordray had named Leandra English to be his interim successor. Astrid Riecken/Getty Images hide caption

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Richard Cordray, who was appointed by President Barack Obama, is stepping down as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, shown last October at a panel discussion in Richmond, Va., called Tuesday's vote "a giant setback for every consumer in this country. Wall Street won and ordinary people lost." Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Senate Kills Rule On Class-Action Suits Against Financial Companies

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Equifax spent over $1 million last year on lobbying efforts, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. Mike Stewart/AP hide caption

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Equifax Breach Puts Credit Bureaus' Oversight In Question

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A growing number of older Americans with federal student loans had their Social Security benefits offset because of unpaid student loans. Screenshot by NPR/Consumer Financial Protection Bureau hide caption

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