The Senate Banking Committee was set to vote Thursday on the confirmation of the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but announced suddenly that it would postpone its vote.
The committee planned its vote for the nomination of Kathy Kraninger as the next director of the CFPB, along with other nomination votes. However, Wednesday night, the Banking Committee announced the postponement of its vote. The new date for the vote is still to be determined.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, scheduled the vote despite the fact that Kraninger has yet to submit responses to questions for the record from Senate Democrats concerning her views on financial regulation and immigration.
But while the committee did postpone the vote, it was not due to Kraninger’s lack of response. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday his plan to end senate business Wednesday for a short recess. The senate will return on August 13, 2018.
Kraninger’s nomination hearing did not go smoothly. Due to Kraninger dodging questions and the senators asking loaded questions or giving little time to answer, very little actually got resolved in the hearing.
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