Mick Mulvaney Picks Kathy Kraninger To Head Federal Financial Bureau

But critics cite her lack of experience in financial policy.
Posted at 2:35 PM, Jun 17, 2018

President Donald Trump will likely nominate Kathy Kraninger to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She currently serves as associate director at the Office of Management and Budget.  

Kraninger would replace current CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney. A White House spokesperson confirmed Saturday that Kraninger is Mulvaney's recommendation. 

Some media outlets are predicting a tough confirmation process for Kraninger. Her critics note she doesn't have a background in financial policy. 

But the White House says, "She will bring a fresh perspective and much-needed management experience."

The CFPB was created under the Obama administration to fight abusive practices by banks and other financial companies. 

Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN