Title

Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act of 2009
Client Newsflash

Created date

7/1/2009

The Obama Administration's draft legislation for the Consumer Financial Protection Agency Act of 2009 was sent to the Congress on June 30, 2009. The proposed legislation would make sweeping changes to the way consumer financial products and services are regulated. The legislation would establish the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (the “Agency”), whose mission would be “to promote transparency, simplicity, fairness, accountability, and access in the market for consumer financial products or services.” As noted in our memo on regulatory restructuring, A New Foundation for Financial Regulation?, the Agency would be vested “with vast new powers delineated in such a way that future jurisdictional turf wars are inevitable.”