10TV.com: Brown Urges Reid To Use ‘Nuclear Option’ To Force Cordray Vote

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10TV.com: Brown Urges Reid To Use ‘Nuclear Option’ To Force Cordray Vote

Sen. Sherrod Brown is pushing a controversial senate rules change that would allow former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray, among others, to receive an up-or-down vote on their executive branch nominations.

“For a presidential appointment, not a judge, just 51 votes, a majority, is the American way,” Brown told 10TV. “There’s been no complaint by Republicans about Richard Cordray. The complaints are they don’t like the consumer agency he’s been heading.”

Cordray has been serving as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau since 2011. A vote on his confirmation is scheduled for next week.

Republicans have put a filibuster on Cordray and other Obama appointees, forcing a 60-vote threshold for their confirmation rather than a simple majority of 51.

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