Consumer Bureau Nominee Clears Key Senate Hurdle

Government Executive: Kathy Kraninger, the White House homeland security specialist who is President Trump’s nominee to be permanent director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, moved a step closer to confirmation on Thursday in a cliffhanger vote.

The Senate voted 50-49 along party lines to end debate on her nomination, which had cleared the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs panel last August in a similarly close tally.

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