Washington, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) released the following statement applauding President-elect Biden’s decision to appoint FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB):
“President-elect Biden has made an excellent decision in selecting Rohit Chopra to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Throughout his career – including his previous work at the CFPB and at the Federal Trade Commission – Rohit Chopra has been an unwavering advocate for everyday families and demonstrated a consistent willingness to challenge concentrated corporate power. Under his leadership, the CFPB will be able to once again live up to its mission as a bulwark against predatory lending and abuse and restore power to the hands of consumers.
“We also encourage President-elect Biden to appoint a successor to Commissioner Chopra at the Federal Trade Commission who shares his strong commitment to vigorously enforcing our nation's antitrust and consumer protection laws.”