Consumer financial chief to be confirmed soon
July 16th, 2013
12:12 PM ET
1 year ago

Consumer financial chief to be confirmed soon

Washington (CNNMoney) - Five years after the Wall Street meltdown, the agency that protects consumers is on the verge of getting a chief confirmed by the Senate.

On Tuesday, the Senate voted 71-29 to clear hurdles to confirm Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    I think the Republicans have become diabolically sneaky. Now it is up to the House to fund the CFPB.

    July 16, 2013 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  2. Data Driven

    Yes, and how much flesh did McConnell extract from Reid to make this happen?

    July 16, 2013 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  3. just sayin

    Rudy NYC
    I think the Republicans have become diabolically sneaky. Now it is up to the House to fund the CFPB.
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    well if obama would reimburse the treasury for his $100 million african vacation, they could use that money to fund it.

    July 16, 2013 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  4. sonny chapman

    Not a bad deal for Dems., Scott Brown got beat by the first nominee, SENATOR Elizabeth Warren.

    July 16, 2013 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  5. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Soon in the Senate = next year.

    July 16, 2013 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    well if obama would reimburse the treasury for his $100 million african vacation, they could use that money to fund it.
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    When Bush went to Africa, he took a posse of 250 members of the Secret Service, 150 advisers from the National Security Department, 200 representatives of other government departments and 50 political aides. Also, approximately 100 journalists were travelling with him. Not to mention his personal chef, personal assistants, four cooks, medics and the presidential 15-strong sniffer dog team.
    Here’s the difference between Bush’s trips and Obama’s: Obama canceled the cost-intensive safari.

    July 16, 2013 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    Obama has not appointed anyone who could be considered doing anything positive for America. All of his nominees have been about giving Obama the power to control all of America.

    July 16, 2013 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  8. Stop the murder of little babies

    just sayin
    Rudy NYC
    I think the Republicans have become diabolically sneaky. Now it is up to the House to fund the CFPB.
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    well if obama would reimburse the treasury for his $100 million african vacation, they could use that money to fund it.
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    Or they can use the half billion dollars a year the government gives to Planned Abortion to kill babies.

    July 16, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  9. 1108

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    well if obama would reimburse the treasury for his $100 million african vacation, they could use that money to fund it.
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    When Bush went to Africa, he took a posse of 250 members of the Secret Service, 150 advisers from the National Security Department, 200 representatives of other government departments and 50 political aides. Also, approximately 100 journalists were travelling with him. Not to mention his personal chef, personal assistants, four cooks, medics and the presidential 15-strong sniffer dog team.
    Here’s the difference between Bush’s trips and Obama’s: Obama canceled the cost-intensive safari.
    July 16, 2013 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
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    And the cost of Bush's trip was?

    July 16, 2013 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  10. Silence DoGood

    "agency that protects consumers"

    I wonder if the Wall Street fat cats had to approve this? They gave the Obama campaign a good deal of money after all. He has gone pretty easy on them so far. Good return on investment?

    July 16, 2013 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  11. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    And the cost of Bush's trip was?
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    Between $60 & $100 million. So what are you complaining about?

    July 16, 2013 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  12. Fair is Fair

    just sayin

    his is a good choice for Financial Chief. President Obama is on top of his game here!
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    Looks like the resident troll is out of bed... 1 PM. Sounds about right for a basement boy.

    July 16, 2013 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |