Decker Is Still Without Senate Hearing
Three months and still no hearing.
That has been the fate so far of Carla Decker, President Obama’s nominee to succeed Gigi Hyland on the NCUA Board.
Also, Senate Republicans have expressed anger that Obama used a recess appointment to name Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Obama said he had to circumvent those Republicans who vowed to block any nomination to the post. Senate Republicans had said they want Obama and Senate Democrats to agree to structural changes to the CFPB along the lines of those passed by the House last year.
So far, three nominees to financial regulatory agencies, who have already been approved by the Senate Banking Committee, have not been given votes by the full Senate because of GOP procedural moves.