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Thursday
Jan052012

Showdown in Washington: Obama Appoints CFPB Chief under Legal Cloud 

Last July, President Obama appointed Richard Cordray of Ohio to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was established in 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank Act. In the following months, the Senate refused to act on Cordray’s appointment, mostly due to Republican opposition to the mission of the new agency. On January 4th of this year, the President sought to break the deadlock by making a “recess appointment” of Cordray while the Senate was not in session.

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