37 Facts About Mick Mulvaney

1.

Mick Mulvaney served as a U S representative for South Carolina's fifth congressional district from 2011 to 2017.

FactSnippet No. 865,616
2.

Mick Mulvaney was nominated as OMB Director by President-elect Donald Trump in December 2016 and confirmed by Senate vote on.

FactSnippet No. 865,617
3.

Mick Mulvaney was known for his support for fiscal conservatism as a congressman, which included a willingness to shut down the government during Barack Obama's presidency.

FactSnippet No. 865,618
4.

Mick Mulvaney's hiring stirred controversy within the company due to his history of promoting Trump's false claims and attacking the press.

FactSnippet No. 865,619
5.

Mick Mulvaney was born in Alexandria, Virginia, to Mike, a real estate developer, and Kathy Mick Mulvaney, a teacher.

FactSnippet No. 865,620
6.

Mick Mulvaney attended Charlotte Catholic High School and then Georgetown University, where he majored in international economics, commerce and finance.

FactSnippet No. 865,621
7.

Mick Mulvaney attended law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

FactSnippet No. 865,622
8.

Mick Mulvaney earned a full scholarship to attend law school, where his focus was on antitrust law.

FactSnippet No. 865,623
9.

From 1992 to 1997, Mick Mulvaney practiced law with the firm James, McElroy and Diehl.

FactSnippet No. 865,624
10.

Mick Mulvaney participated in the Owners and Presidents Management Program at Harvard Business School.

FactSnippet No. 865,625
11.

Mick Mulvaney was a minority shareholder and owner-operator in Salsarita's Fresh Cantina, a privately held regional restaurant chain.

FactSnippet No. 865,626
12.

Mick Mulvaney was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006.

FactSnippet No. 865,627
13.

Mick Mulvaney has received one of the few A+ ratings in the entire legislature from the South Carolina Club for Growth.

FactSnippet No. 865,628
14.

Mick Mulvaney denied the allegations and said the project's failure was due to Democratic economic policies.

FactSnippet No. 865,629
15.

Mick Mulvaney co-founded the bipartisan Blockchain Caucus, "meant to help congressmen stay up to speed on cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, " and develop policies that advance them.

FactSnippet No. 865,630
16.

Mick Mulvaney is a founding member of the Freedom Caucus.

FactSnippet No. 865,631
17.

Mick Mulvaney opposed gun control initiatives and the Affordable Care Act.

FactSnippet No. 865,632
18.

Mick Mulvaney supported the Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015, which would have "[created] a commission tasked with eliminating and revising outdated and redundant federal regulations".

FactSnippet No. 865,633
19.

Mick Mulvaney did not blame Ryan for the budget deal, instead saying the problem was that too few conservatives had been elected to Congress to pass a budget with a greater focus on debt reduction.

FactSnippet No. 865,634
20.

Mick Mulvaney said he expected the budget deal to pass because "it was designed to get the support of defense hawks and appropriators and Democrats", not conservatives.

FactSnippet No. 865,635
21.

In September 2015, Mick Mulvaney endorsed Kentucky Senator Rand Paul in the 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries.

FactSnippet No. 865,636
22.

Mick Mulvaney said he did not pay the taxes because he viewed the woman as a babysitter rather than as a household employee.

FactSnippet No. 865,637
23.

In May 2017, Mick Mulvaney was critical of the Congressional Budget Office after it estimated the version of the American Health Care Act passed by the house in May 2017 would result in 23 million fewer people with health insurance.

FactSnippet No. 865,638
24.

Mick Mulvaney defined such a situation as one "that fixes Washington, D C permanently".

FactSnippet No. 865,639
25.

Trump appointed Mick Mulvaney to serve as acting director of the CFPB under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, which allows for the president to appoint an interim replacement without Senate confirmation.

FactSnippet No. 865,640
26.

However, a dispute arose over whether Mick Mulvaney can be so-named under the FVRA or whether a provision of the Dodd-Frank Act controls, which would make the deputy director, Leandra English, acting director of the CFPB instead.

FactSnippet No. 865,641
27.

Mick Mulvaney immediately stopped hiring at the CFPB, stopped collecting fines, suspended rulemaking, and ordered all active investigations reviewed.

FactSnippet No. 865,642
28.

Mick Mulvaney sharply reduced agency personnel's access to bank data, arguing that it posed a security risk.

FactSnippet No. 865,643
29.

In January 2018, Mick Mulvaney canceled an investigation into a South Carolina payday lender who had previously donated to his congressional campaigns.

FactSnippet No. 865,644
30.

Mick Mulvaney hired at least eight appointees after he took over the agency and created positions for some the appointees which did not exist under Cordray's tenure at the CFPB.

FactSnippet No. 865,645
31.

In May 2018, The New York Times reported that Mick Mulvaney worked two to three days a week at the CFPB, a few hours at a time.

FactSnippet No. 865,646
32.

Several hours later, in a statement released by the White House, Mick Mulvaney sought to deny or reinterpret his earlier statements, stating "there was absolutely no quid pro quo between Ukrainian military aid and any investigation into the 2016 election".

FactSnippet No. 865,647
33.

Later that month, Mick Mulvaney suggested that the media was exaggerating the dangers of COVID-19 in order to "bring down" President Trump.

FactSnippet No. 865,648
34.

Mick Mulvaney's swearing-in was delayed due to the coronavirus epidemic, which prevented him from making a planned trip to Northern Ireland as envoy in July 2020.

FactSnippet No. 865,649
35.

In 2021, Mick Mulvaney was mentioned as a possible replacement for Kay Coles James as President of The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.

FactSnippet No. 865,650
36.

Mick Mulvaney married Pamela West, whom he met in line at a bookstore while he was a law student, in 1998.

FactSnippet No. 865,651
37.

Mick Mulvaney's brother, Ted, is portfolio manager for Braeburn Capital, the investment arm of Apple Inc.

FactSnippet No. 865,652