A deal between Senate Democrats and Republicans has resulted inan after-hours confirmation of Richard Cordray as Director of theConsumer Financial Protection Bureau.

With a final confirmation vote count of 66-34 Tuesday night,Cordray can now put aside the controversy surrounding hisappointment and settle in to a five-year term.

Earlier in the day, the Senate had moved the appointmentforward by invoking cloture, limiting debate on the coming vote andavoiding the so-called “nuclear option” of changing filibusterrules.

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