Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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July 17, 2013 After two years of political bickering, Richard Cordray has been confirmed as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He thinks that, in the end, his agency has won bipartisan support for the work it will do.
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Mary Jo White, who President Obama wants to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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January 24, 2013 White, who prosecuted terrorists during her time as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, would succeed Mary Schapiro, who stepped down in December. The president is also planning to renominate Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
December 8, 2011 Republican senators who say the new bureau is too strong kept the Senate from considering Richard Cordray's nomination. President Obama vows not to give up.
July 18, 2011 For modern presidents, there haven't been many knock-down, drag-out confirmation fights that ultimately have been worth having.And President Obama wasn't about to make Elizabeth Warren an exception to that general rule.
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