Obama talks 'consumer watchdog agency,' GOP touts energy project
December 10th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama talks 'consumer watchdog agency,' GOP touts energy project

Washington (CNN) - Congressional Republicans threw a monkey wrench in President Barack Obama's plans to nominate an individual to head the "first-ever consumer watchdog" agency.

Obama, in his weekly White House address, spoke Saturday of his nominating former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to lead the forming agency "whose job it is to protect American families from being taken advantage of by mortgage lenders, payday lenders and debt collectors."
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