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 WarrenHillary Clinton needs to start embracing progressives The Trail 2016: One large crack in the glass ceiling Meet Hillary's Wolf of Wall Street 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 BlumenauerPolicymakers take important step toward better end-of-life care 19 House Democrats' sites hacked at close of gun sit-in Democrats stage sit-in on House floor to push for gun vote MORE (Ore.), Lois Capps (Calif.), Judy Chu (Calif.), Ted Deutch (Fla.), Luis GutierrezLuis GutierrezIsrael’s false friends Hispanic lawmakers face painful decision on Puerto Rico Frustration with White House builds in Hispanic caucus MORE (Ill.), Charles Rangel (N.Y.), Mary Jo Kilroy (Ohio) and Henry Waxman (Calif.), among others, according to Maloney's office.