On May 16, 2024, the Supreme Court held that Congress need not appropriate money for independent agencies on an annual basis. This was a setback for WLF, which filed an amicus brief supporting CFSA’s argument that the CFPB’s funding mechanism violates the Appropriations Clause. As WLF’s brief explained, no past agency had a funding mechanism comparable to the CFPB’s funding mechanism. WLF’s brief also explained why the courts are the appropriate venue to resolve these separation-of-powers disputes.


WLF amicus brief