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Posted at 3:22 PM ET, 02/18/2011

New consumer protection bureau headquarters to be across from White House

By Ariana Eunjung Cha

The Treasury Department announced on Friday that the headquarters of the soon-to-be-live Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be just across from the White House complex, at 1700 G Street, NW (in the building currently occupied by the Office of Thrift Supervision). The headquarters' first floor will be open to the public for educational programs, including interactive kiosks and 21st-century learning centers.

The goal, the Treasury announcement noted, is to make the building "a place where Americans of all ages can learn more about managing their finances and about the nation's first bureau dedicated to making the markets for consumer financial products and services work for American families."

"The consumer bureau belongs to the American people, so we aim to make its headquarters welcoming to the public," Elizabeth Warren, assistant to the president and special adviser to the secretary of the Treasury on the new bureau, said in a statement.

The bureau is scheduled to be open for business in July.

By Ariana Eunjung Cha  | February 18, 2011; 3:22 PM ET
Categories:  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau  
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