Filibuster Breaking News: Senate OKs Latest Obama Nominee, Despite Grumbling

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Filibuster Breaking News: Senate OKs Latest Obama Nominee, Despite Grumbling

by Wochit 0:49 mins

The Senate has easily confirmed Fred Hochberg for a second term heading the Export-Import Bank as a bipartisan pact seems to be holding over seven of President Barack Obama's stalled nominations. Senate leaders appeared close to a deal on to resolve a standoff over the future of the filibuster, as Republicans prepared to give Democrats a majority vote on the first director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Senators braced for a possible showdown over filibusters Tuesday, as Democratic leaders rejected a Republican offer to confirm seven contested White House nominees without promising a future peace accord on the matter.

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