CFPB to host field hearing about small business lending


May 9, 2017



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


WHAT:                 Field hearing on small business lending

WHEN:                 11 a.m. PDT, Wednesday, May 10, 2017                               

WHERE:               Japanese American National Museum, 120 N Central Avenue  Los Angeles, CA 90012


11 a.m. PDT Opening Remarks

Zixta Martinez, Associate Director of External Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

11:05 a.m. PDT Remarks by Los Angeles City Attorney

Mike Feuer, City Attorney, City of Los Angeles 

11:10 a.m. PDT Remarks by California Department of Business Oversight Commissioner

Jan Lynn Owen, Commissioner, California Department of Business Oversight

11: 15 a.m. PDT Remarks by California Attorney General

Xavier Becerra, Attorney General, State of California

11:20 a.m. PDT Remarks by CFPB Director

Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

11:40 a.m. PDT Panelist Remarks and Discussion

Todd Hollander, Managing Director, Union Bank

Makini Howell, Executive Chef and Owner, Plum Restaurants, and Main Street Alliance Member

Kate Larson, Director, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Elba Schildcrout, Director of Community Wealth, East Los Angeles Community Corporation

Josh Silver, Senior Advisor, National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Robert Villarreal, Senior Vice President, CDC Small Business Finance                                  

12:25 p.m. PDT Audience Testimony 

Open microphone for public participation

1 p.m. PDT Hearing Concludes

Media Notes

This event is open to the media. To attend, media must RSVP by contacting Walter Suskind at by 1:30 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.


This public event is a part of the CFPB’s commitment to regularly engage with communities across the country. The CFPB has traveled to Philadelphia, Pa., Minneapolis, Minn., Cleveland, Ohio, Birmingham, Ala., New York, N.Y., Sioux Falls, S.D., Durham, N.C., Detroit, Mich., St. Louis, Mo., Seattle, Wash., Mountain View, Calif., Baltimore, Md., Atlanta, Ga., Des Moines, Iowa, Miami, Fla., Los Angeles, Calif., Portland, Maine, Itta Bena, Miss., Chicago, Ill., Boston, Mass., Dallas, Texas, Phoenix, Ariz., Nashville, Tenn., New Orleans, La., El Paso, Texas, Indianapolis, Ind., Wilmington, Del., Oklahoma City, Okla., Newark, N.J., Richmond, Va., Milwaukee, Wisc., Denver, Colo., Louisville, Ky., Albuquerque, N.M., Kansas City, Mo., Sacramento, Calif., Salt Lake City, Utah, and Charleston, W.Va. to convene field hearings and town halls focused on consumer financial products and services.



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