37 Facts About Mick Mulvaney


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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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Mick Mulvaney is a founding member of the Freedom Caucus.

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

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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".

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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".

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

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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.

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

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

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

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