Richard Cordray http://www.kunc.org en 'We're Here To Stay' Says Newly Confirmed Consumer Watchdog http://www.kunc.org/post/were-here-stay-says-newly-confirmed-consumer-watchdog One day after his two years in limbo ended and he was <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/07/16/202644353/cooling-tensions-senate-votes-to-advance-cordray-nomination" target="_blank">confirmed by the Senate as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau</a>, Richard Cordray told NPR that though political bickering held up his nomination he now believes he has bipartisan support for the bureau's work.<p>"It was a bipartisan vote to confirm me as director — 66 to 34 — and I like to think that reflects the fact that people recognize the work we're doing benefits constituents in Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:36:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 47209 at http://www.kunc.org 'We're Here To Stay' Says Newly Confirmed Consumer Watchdog Cooling Tensions, Senate Confirms Cordray http://www.kunc.org/post/cooling-tensions-senate-confirms-cordray In the shadow of a dramatic showdown over the filibuster of White House nominations, the Senate voted to advance the nomination of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.<p>The 71-29 cloture vote means the nomination overcame the 60-vote threshold needed to break a filibuster and bring the nomination up for an up-or-down vote before the Senate.<p>Cordray had waited almost two years for this day, but looking at the larger picture, the vote is significant because it cools tensions between Republicans and Democrats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 15:41:00 +0000 47147 at http://www.kunc.org Cooling Tensions, Senate Confirms Cordray Can An Ex-Prosecutor Make The SEC Tougher On Wall Street? http://www.kunc.org/post/can-ex-prosecutor-make-sec-tougher-wall-street <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/24/170150510/obama-chooses-former-u-s-attorney-mary-jo-white-to-head-s-e-c">President Obama's choice</a> to head the Securities and Exchange Commission has prosecuted terrorists and mobsters. If she's confirmed, Mary Jo White's next challenge will be tackling reckless behavior on Wall Street.<p>White, who spent nearly a decade as U.S. Attorney in New York City, would be the first former prosecutor to lead <a href="http://www.sec.gov/">the SEC</a>. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:40:00 +0000 Scott Horsley 39242 at http://www.kunc.org Can An Ex-Prosecutor Make The SEC Tougher On Wall Street? Obama Chooses Former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White To Head SEC http://www.kunc.org/post/obama-chooses-former-us-attorney-mary-jo-white-head-sec Mary Jo White, a former U.S. attorney in New York who prosecuted terrorists responsible for the bombings of the World Trade Center and U.S. embassies in Africa, will be nominated by President Obama to head the Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>NPR's Scott Horsley gets that word from a senior White House official. Other news outlets are being told the same thing. The president is expected to make the announcement this afternoon. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:23:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 39227 at http://www.kunc.org Obama Chooses Former U.S. Attorney Mary Jo White To Head SEC New Consumer Agency Eyes Bank Overdraft Fees http://www.kunc.org/post/new-consumer-agency-eyes-bank-overdraft-fees The <a href="http://www.consumerfinance.gov/">Consumer Financial Protection Bureau</a> says it's looking to overhaul rules on overdraft fees. The new agency will be seeking data from banks about how they handle overdrawn accounts, and how they assess fees. Wed, 22 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 22767 at http://www.kunc.org New Consumer Agency Eyes Bank Overdraft Fees