Summary: H.R.5211 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/12/2016)

CFPB Dual Mandate and Economic Analysis Act

This bill amends the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to revise the purpose of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) regarding competition in markets for consumer financial products and services. The CFPB shall implement and, where applicable, enforce federal consumer financial law consistently for the purpose of strengthening private sector participation in markets, without government interference or subsidies, to increase competition and enhance consumer choice.

The CFPB shall establish an Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) to:

  • review all CFPB proposed guidance, orders, rules and regulations;
  • assess their impact on consumer choice, price, and access to credit products;
  • assess them again after 1, 2, 5, and 10 years;
  • measure the success of the rule, regulation, guidance, or order in solving the problem it was intended to solve when issued; and
  • report on these reviews and assessments in the Federal Register.

Before issuing any guidance, order, rule, or regulation, the CFPB shall consider the OEA's review and assessment of it, giving notice and explanation if the CFPB disagrees with the OEA.

The CFPB shall also, in each proposed rulemaking, identify the problem the particular rule or regulations is seeking to solve, and specify the metrics by which success in solving the problem will be measured.