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Senate blocks Richard Cordray confirmation to head consumer watchdog agency
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Source: Washington Post

In a long-awaited vote Thursday morning, Senate Republicans blocked the confirmation of President Obamas nominee to lead his signature consumer watchdog agency, a move that prevents it from exercising many of its broad new powers.

Republicans relied on a procedural vote to keep the Senate from even considering former Ohio attorney general Richard Cordray for the top job at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

By a vote of 53 to 45, Senate Democrats were unable to close off debate to allow the confirmation to proceed; 60 votes were needed to end a filibuster and proceed.

Though GOP lawmakers have praised Cordrays qualifications for the job -- he currently serves as the CFPBs director of enforcement -- they have pledged to prevent any candidate from being confirmed unless significant structural change are made to the bureau.

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  -Senate blocks Richard Cordray confirmation to head consumer watchdog agency Faygo Kid  Dec-08-11 10:22 AM   #0 
  - They are on the pay roll of the rich and powerful  Botany   Dec-08-11 10:24 AM   #1 
  - 45 GOP Senators Filibustering Consumer Protection Nominee Have Received Millions From Wall Street...  ProSense   Dec-08-11 10:26 AM   #2 
  - The harm to our servicemen on this issue should be pushed  Nancy Waterman   Dec-08-11 10:26 AM   #3 
  - Vote for us, we're against consumer protection!  tridim   Dec-08-11 10:26 AM   #4 
  - Another 1% RepubliCorp (R) victory over America  SpiralHawk   Dec-08-11 10:32 AM   #5 
  - The Party of No...  SoapBox   Dec-08-11 10:33 AM   #6 
  - When was a simple majority not enough to win  vminfla   Dec-08-11 10:35 AM   #7 
  - "consumer watchdog agency" LOL...!  Bogart   Dec-08-11 10:39 AM   # 
  - Then why are Republicans so hell bent on destroying it?  emulatorloo   Dec-08-11 10:42 AM   #9 
     - Knee jerk reaction--because Democrats support it.  Bogart   Dec-08-11 12:46 PM   #19 
  - *  Bogart   Dec-08-11 10:39 AM   #8 
  - Is there a list of any Dems who voted against this in the House or Senate?  Frustratedlady   Dec-08-11 10:47 AM   #10 
  - This is a nomination...not up for discussion in the House.  brooklynite   Dec-08-11 10:51 AM   #11 
     - I'm mixed up. I thought the House rejected it yesterday...not because of him,  Frustratedlady   Dec-08-11 11:46 AM   #15 
        - To your bigger point...no Democrat voted "no"  brooklynite   Dec-08-11 12:17 PM   #18 
  - They better find a way to shut down the Senate  EC   Dec-08-11 10:52 AM   #12 
  - Last summer the GOP kept 1 or 2 senators in Washington just to block recess appointments.  Swede   Dec-08-11 11:50 AM   #17 
  - Is this what the GOP describes as the "Nuclear Option"?  jtrockville   Dec-08-11 10:58 AM   #13 
  - Look at the letters of the word "Nuclear"  RoccoR5955   Dec-08-11 11:45 AM   #14 
  - TP: 45 GOP Senators Filibustering Consumer Protection Nominee Have Received Millions From Wall Stree  pampango   Dec-08-11 11:47 AM   #16 
  - occupy nt  Zorra   Dec-08-11 05:58 PM   #21 
  - Headline: "Senate blocks Obama's nominee ________ for __________  COLGATE4   Dec-08-11 04:51 PM   #20 
 

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