House Dems want meeting with Obama to urge Warren nod

Senior House Democrats are calling for a meeting with President Obama to urge the nomination of Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDems offering bill aimed at curbing stock buybacks Lessons from Dan Lipinski’s victory Michael Moore: Russia, Stormy Daniels stories are 'shiny keys to distract us' MORE to head a new consumer financial protection agency.

"We urge no further delay in nominating Ms. Warren and would respectfully request a meeting with you to discuss this matter," the Democrats write in a draft letter to the president. Many Democrats and consumer advocacy organizations have been pressuring the White House to nominate Warren, who first championed a consumer protection agency that became law as part of the broad revamp of financial regulations.

Senior administration officials have praised Warren and said she is one of a handful of candidates under consideration.

The letter is signed by Democratic Reps. Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.), Barney Frank (Mass.), Earl BlumenauerEarl BlumenauerWater has experienced a decade of bipartisan success Way to go, Ted Poe Lawmakers promote pet adoption at Paws for Luck MORE (Ore.), Lois Capps (Calif.), Judy Chu (Calif.), Ted Deutch (Fla.), Luis GutierrezLuis Vicente GutierrezWATCH: Gutiérrez says ‘lonely’ Trump can cry on KKK’s shoulder over WH departures Read Trump's remarks at Gridiron dinner Why Puerto Rico cannot govern itself MORE (Ill.), Charles Rangel (N.Y.), Mary Jo Kilroy (Ohio) and Henry Waxman (Calif.), among others, according to Maloney's office.