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Nominees at stake in filibuster fight

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July 16, 2013 09:53 AM EST | AP

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WASHINGTON — At the center of the bitter fight over filibuster rights in the Senate are seven people nominated by President Barack Obama to serve in administration agencies. They are:

_Richard Cordray, director, Bureau of Consumer Financial protection. Nominated July, 17, 2011.

_Richard Griffin, member, National Labor Relations Board. Nominated December 15, 2011.

_Sharon Block, member, National Labor Relations Board. Nominated December 15, 2011.

_Mark Pearce, member, National Labor Relations Board. Nominated April 9, 2013.

_Tom Perez, secretary of Labor. Nominated March 18, 2013.

_Gina McCarthy, administrator, Environmental Protection Agency. Nominated March 4, 2013.

_Fred Hochberg, president and chairman of the Board of Directors, U.S. Export-Import Bank.