by Jeff Sovern
It's scheduled for February 8, 2017, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET. More information here. Alan Kaplinsky will moderate. Some of the questions we hope to address:
* What might prevent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray from serving out his full term which expires in July 2018 and, if he does not serve his full term, what will be the effect on the CFPB?
* What is the likelihood of the CFPB finalizing regulations, including arbitration, small-dollar lending, and debt collection?
* Should the Democrats ultimately support a change in governance of the CFPB to a five-member commission and funding through congressional appropriations in order to avoid a sole director appointed by President Trump?
* What will be the impact on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after it is controlled by Republican commissioners and what possible legislative changes might be in store for the FTC?
* Will state attorneys general, departments of banking, and private civil litigation fill any void left by the CFPB?
* What should be the priorities of consumerists in 2017 and beyond?