Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma and Luther Strange of Alabama pointed out that "reasonable minds can disagree about the science behind global warming and disagree they do. This scientific debate is healthy and should be encouraged. It should not be silenced with threats of criminal prosecution by those who believe that their position is the only correct one and that all dissenting voices must therefore be intimidated and coerced into silence."
"Consumer financial protection has long been the prerogative of state regulation. But the CFPB's proposal would alter that balance by preempting a broad range of state rules tailored to local credit markets," Mr. Strange wrote.