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CFPB Task Force Met Without Public Notice, Documents Show

Sept. 15, 2020, 7:52 PM

A Consumer Financial Protection Bureau regulatory task force met at least 10 times without notifying the public, according to emails and schedules released by lawyers suing to eliminate the review panel.

The CFPB’s Taskforce on Consumer Financial Law met multiple times in February and March of this year without providing full public notice of the meetings, or providing public records of the meetings, according to documents obtained by activist group Democracy Forward and shared with Bloomberg Law.

The Federal Advisory Committee Act, the 1972 law governing outside government advisory panels, requires that all meetings be accessible to the public, except...

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