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Faced with rules change, GOP relents on Obama nominees

Under the threat, agrees to action on picks

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats scored a key victory for several White House nominees Tuesday, using the threat of rule changes to force Republicans to withdraw their opposition and end a long-simmering standoff.

The deal led to the immediate approval of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the agency that was championed by Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and is a key component of the overhaul shepherded by then-Representative Barney Frank following the financial crisis. For two years, Republicans have opposed Cordray’s nomination as a way to protest aspects of the agency.

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