WASHINGTON, D.C. – Independent Women's Voice today sent a letter to Chairman Mike Crapo and members of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs in support of nominee Kathy Kraninger for the position of Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. The coalition signers, including RightNOW and Value In Electing Women, celebrate her qualifications and urge the Senate to swiftly approve Kraninger's nomination. 


July 16, 2018

Chairman Mike Crapo
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
534 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Chairman Crapo and Members of the Committee:

On behalf of the undersigned organizations and the millions of Americans we represent, we are pleased that you will soon be considering the nomination of Kathy Kraninger at the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau), for the position of Director of that Bureau. We write to strongly support Kathy Kraninger to be the Director of the Bureau and urge the Senate to swiftly approve her nomination. 

For more than two decades, Ms. Kraninger has been a loyal and accomplished public servant. She has served with distinction in important positions in the Departments of Transportation and Homeland Security and with the House and Senate Appropriations Committees. Through these experiences, she has developed a deep understanding of public policy and of the management of Federal Government programs. In Kathy, the American people would have a highly qualified and effective leader for the Bureau, who would be committed to fulfilling its statutory mission of protecting consumers rather than the agenda of any special interest.

In our view, it is important that accomplished women, like Kathy, have the opportunity to assume important leadership positions, such as Director of the Bureau. For too long, women have been underrepresented in the leadership of government agencies. With the nomination of Kathy Kraninger, the U.S. Senate has the opportunity to confirm the first woman to serve as the Director of the Bureau. Accordingly, we strongly support the prompt confirmation of Kathy Kraninger.

Thank you for your leadership. 


Heather R. Higgins
CEO, Independent Women’s Voice

Andrea G. Bottner
Founder Bottner Strategies

Julie A. Conway
Executive Director Value In Electing Women

Rachel Campos Duffy

Mattie Duppler
President Forward Strategies

Jennifer Higgins
Partner Chamber Hill Strategies

Scottie Nell Hughes
Political Commentator & Grassroots Political Strategist

Bettina Inclán
Executive Director RightNOW

Emily Lampkin
President The Lampkin Group

Tara Setmayer

Sue Zoldak
Founder The Zoldak Agency