CREW requests copies of all correspondence between the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) and the House Committee on Financial Services between January 3, 2017, and the present, including but not limited to correspondence received or sent before March 31, 2017.
The requested records are likely to contribute to greater public understanding of the outside influences on the CFPB’s operations and how the CFPB responds to those influences. Congress commonly attempts to influence the conduct of executive branch agencies such as the CFPB. These efforts are likely to be reflected in communications from the House Committee on Financial Services (the “Committee”), one of the committees with oversight authority over the CFPB, as well as correspondence from the CFPB in response to the Committee’s communications. The requested records are likely to shed light on this process.