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Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Jul 12, 2013 05:55 AM CDT

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Obama Nominees May Get Senate Vote After All

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has decided to press ahead with confirmation votes on three of President Obama's nominees in spite of opposition from Republicans. The three are Thomas Perez to be secretary of Labor, Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

Reid plans to file cloture motions that would force a vote on whether to proceed to consideration of ...

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