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Warren urges vote on consumer protection nominee

WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts joined two other members of the Senate Banking Committee in calling for Republican lawmakers to vote on confirming the appointed ­director of the Consumer ­Financial Protection Bureau.

The agency, the Warren brainchild created in 2010 to regulate financial services such as mortgage lending, has been controversial on Capitol Hill. GOP senators have pledged to block the confirmation of Richard Cordray, director of the body, until the agency is overhauled.

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