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Issa Is Said to Be a Candidate to Become Trump’s New CFPB Chief

  • Mulvaney says an announcement will likely be made next week
  • Credit union regulator McWatters is said to be a top contender
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Representative Darrell Issa, the Republican lawmaker from California, is among the candidates who have been discussed as President Donald Trump gets closer to naming someone to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to people familiar with the matter.

J. Mark McWatters, a credit union regulator and former congressional staffer, is another top candidate, the people said, asking not to be identified because the talks are private. The White House will likely make an announcement next week, according to Mick Mulvaney, the agency’s interim leader.