Senate Dems Push Chopra's CFPB Nom Toward Finish Line

By Jon Hill (September 21, 2021, 2:04 PM EDT) -- Senate Democrats moved one step closer late Tuesday to finally approving the Biden administration's nomination of Rohit Chopra as permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

By a 49-48 vote, senators backed a procedural motion from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to bring Chopra's nomination to the Senate floor after a deadlocked committee vote in March had left his appointment to the CFPB in limbo.

The maneuver should clear the way in the coming days for what is expected to be a closely divided final confirmation vote on Chopra, settling the fate of one of President Joe Biden's highest-profile...

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