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Richard Cordray Gets His Recess Appointment

By on 1.4.12 | 11:21AM

President Obama is expected to bypass the Senate and install Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Board today. Recess appointments are common and provided for by the Constitution, but it is the first time in two decades one has been made during a Senate break of less than three days. Senate Republicans are not happy.

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