This story appeared in Bank Digest.
Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev) have sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Associate Director Kathy Kraninger, whom President Donald Trump has nominated to be director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, asking for a full accounting of her role in the Trump Administration's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
According to the letter, "in the aftermath of major disasters, OMB plays an integral role in the analysis of needs, and formulation of disaster supplemental appropriations requests to Congress and any related policies." Regarding Hurricane Maria, the senators wrote, "The Trump Administration's botched and incompetent response to this tragedy of historic proportions served only to exacerbate the excruciating circumstances facing the people of Puerto Rico." They also suggested that the Administration's response to Hurricane Maria was different from its response to other recent disasters, such as Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
The senators asked that Kraninger provide them with a complete description of any role she played in the Trump Administration's response to Hurricane Maria, as well as related documents