03/22/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Obama Steps Up Fight On Consumer Protection Agency, Holds Private Meeting With Dodd

Mr. Obama personally weighed in on Tuesday in a one-on-one meeting at the White House with Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut and chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. Reports last week suggested that Mr. Dodd might drop the consumer agency from the emerging Senate bill in order to attract support from Republicans and some centrist Democrats on his committee, but Democratic aides disputed that.