CFPB to host field hearing about small business lending

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May 9, 2017

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU TO HOST FIELD HEARING ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS LENDING

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will convene a public field hearing focused on small business lending. The field event will feature remarks by CFPB Director Richard Cordray, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, California Department of Business Oversight Commissioner Jan Lynn Owen, and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, followed by a panel discussion with consumer advocates and industry representatives, and concluding with testimony from members of the public. The event will be livestreamed at consumerfinance.gov.

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