Paxton supports U.S. Chamber of Commerce in lawsuit against Biden Administration’s executive overreach

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is going head-to-head against the Biden Administration, and it now has the support of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

A Georgia-led amicus brief has been filed in a Tyler, Texas federal district court in connection to the case against Biden’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”).

The case was brought after the CFPB tried to incorporate what the U.S. Chamber of Commerce considers overly broad and unreasonable new anti-discrimination laws that go far beyond the statutory authority established in the Dodd-Frank Act. The lawsuit accuses the CFPB of implementing the new rule discreetly through its 2,000 page “examination manual” rather than going through the standard rule-change process that would allow for public comment and judicial review.  

As the brief states: “Employer regulation, antidiscrimination, consumer protection—these are all fundamental aspects of the States’ police power. Again, States already have antidiscrimination statutes, they already protect consumers, and they already regulate these types of entities. If CFPB is going to intrude on that sphere of authority, it must have clear authorization to do so, and it simply does not.”

In a statement from Attorney General Paxton’s office, the Biden Administration is accused of neglect for proper administrative processes and of trying to radically change the country through executive overreach.

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