President Barack Obama (R) stands next to Mary Jo White, a former United States attorney, after he announces her to be the next chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, January 24, 20
Senate banking panel approves Obama's choices for SEC, CFPB
Posted : Tuesday, 19 March 2013 10:29AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Senate panel on Tuesday voted 21 to 1 in favor of Mary Jo White to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, moving her nomination to the full Senate for consideration.
The Senate Banking Committee also approved on a party-line vote Richard Cordray's nomination to be director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordray has been serving as director on an interim basis.
(Reporting By Emily Stephenson and Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)
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