Legislation would delay flood insurance premium increases for up to four years.
Watt’s confirmation blocked (by 56-42 vote) because he’s a "politician," senator says
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moves to invoke cloture on nomination for Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.)
NAFCU urges delay until at least after FEMA study complete.
A bill passed Oct. 5 by the House of Representatives that would grant back pay to furloughed federal employees in the government shutdown stalled in the Senate. As of Oct. 10, the Democratic-controlled Senate had yet to vote on the bill, which passed 407-0 in the Republican-controlled House.
A bill passed by the House that would grant back pay to furloughed federal employees in the government shutdown has stalled in the Senate.
Richard Cordray was confirmed as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau July 16, after Senate Democrats and Republicans successfully negotiated a deal that includes other pending nominees and will keep filibuster rules in place.
Bipartisan deal gets CFPB director the job officially while court fight continues and House leader lashes out.
The upper chamber invoked cloture, which limits remaining debate to no more than eight hours, so the final vote is expected soon.
Measure similar to proposed legislation in House, would raise cap to 27.5% of assets.