Coalition Letter: Support for Kathy Kraninger to be the Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
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July 16, 2018
Chairman Mike Crapo
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
534 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Chairman Crapo and Members of the Committee:
On behalf of the undersigned organizations and the millions of Americans we represent, we are pleased that you will soon be considering the nomination of Kathy Kraninger at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau), for the position of Director of that Bureau. We write to strongly support Kathy Kraninger to be the Director of the Bureau and urge the Senate to swiftly approve her nomination.
For more than two decades, Ms. Kraninger has been a loyal and accomplished public servant. She has served with distinction in important positions in the Departments of Transportation and Homeland Security and with the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Through these experiences, she has developed a deep understanding of public policy and of the management of Federal Government programs. In Kathy, the American people would have a highly qualified and effective leader for the Bureau, who would be committed to fulfilling its statutory mission of protecting consumers rather than the agenda of any special interest.
In our view, it is important that accomplished women, like Kathy, have the opportunity to assume important leadership positions, such as Director of the Bureau. For too long, women have been underrepresented in the leadership of government agencies. With the nomination of Kathy Kraninger, the U.S. Senate has the opportunity to confirm the first woman to serve as the Director of the Bureau. Accordingly, we strongly support the prompt confirmation of Kathy Kraninger.
Thank you for your leadership.
CEO, Independent Women’s Voice
Andrea G. Bottner
Julie A. Conway
Value In Electing Women
Rachel Campos Duffy
Chamber Hill Strategies
The Lampkin Group
The Zoldak Agency