Ryan Rainey



Ryan is a Reporter at Morning Consult covering financial regulation.

Finance Brief: Darrell Issa Reportedly in the Running to Become New CFPB Director

By Ryan Rainey Top Stories Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who isn’t running for re-election, is one of President Donald Trump’s leading candidates for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to unnamed sources familiar with the process. The administration is close to making a decision and is likely to announce the nominee by June […]

Finance Brief: Larry Kudlow in ‘Good Condition’ Following Heart Attack

By Ryan Rainey Top Stories National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow suffered what doctors said was a “very mild heart attack” and is recovering in good condition at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Kudlow has been one of the top White House officials involved in […]

Finance Brief: White House Escalates Trade War Tensions by Targeting Trudeau

By Ryan Rainey Top Stories Trade tensions with Canada escalated over the weekend, with two of President Donald Trump’s economic advisers criticizing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his plan to move forward with retaliatory duties on U.S. products in response to the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs. Trump also opted not to back […]

Finance Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Ryan Rainey Week in Review Executive branch The European Union announced that it’s moving forward with plans to levy around 2.8 billion euro ($3.4 billion) in tariffs annually on imports from the United States in retaliation for the steel and aluminum tariffs recently imposed by President Donald Trump. The duties, which a top EU official […]