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 Warren 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 Blumenauer (Ore.), Lois Capps (Calif.), Judy Chu (Calif.), Ted Deutch (Fla.), Luis Gutierrez (Ill.), Charles Rangel (N.Y.), Mary Jo Kilroy (Ohio) and Henry Waxman (Calif.), among others, according to Maloney's office.