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Jennifer Bendery

Mitch McConnell, 42 Republicans Vow To Block CFPB Nominee Without Agency Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Get ready for a replay of last year's bitter fight over confirming Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. ...

The Senate's Holiday

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The Republicans' newest way of countering criticism that Congress spends more time on recess than it does working occurred when it went home for the Christmas holidays.

Republicans Fight To Weaken New Consumer Protection Agency, Obama Threatens Veto

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House greeted the official opening Thursday of the new agency to protect consumers from financial abuse by voting to change its...

Obama Threatens To Veto GOP Bill Aimed At Weakening Controversial New Agency

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday threatened to veto a House Republican bill that would curb the powers of the new Consumer Financial Pr...

Republicans Vow To Block Obama's CFPB Nominee

Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama warned the financial industry Monday to stop fighting his administration's reforms to help ...

Consumer Protection Agency Could Watch Over '100,000 Firms'

Posted 08.24.2011 | Business

That "little government agency," as it was described by its staunchest defender, Elizabeth Warren, could end up overseeing tens of thousands of firms ...