Senate Republicans Successfully Filubuster Consumer Protection Bureau Nominee

Senate Republicans today, as expected, filibustered the nomination of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to be the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The vote was 53-45, with 60 votes needed to break the filibuster. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) was the only Republican to vote in favor of confirming Cordray. Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) voted present.