Mulvaney promised to shrink the bureau’s mandate. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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In the 135 days since the Trump administration took control of the nation's consumer watchdog agency, it has not recorded a single enforcement action against banks, credit card companies, debt collectors or any finance companies.Before Mulvaney, the bureau used enforcement actions to extract billions of dollars in relief for consumers from financial companies and to stop companies from doing harm.In the roughly seven years it has been in existence, the bureau has returned $3.97 billion in cash back to American consumers through enforcement actions and an additional $7.93 billion in other types of relief, such as lower loan balances or debt relief, based on the CFPB's records. Bureau watchers on both sides of the issue say they don't believe enforcement actions have stopped entirely, and supervision and investigations at the agency are still ongoing.
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