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Obama announces nominations for SEC, consumer bureau

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The president highlighted Mary Jo White’s previous work as a federal prosecutor to bolster her nomination to head the SEC, noting she pursued cases against mob bosses and terrorists.

“You don’t want to mess with Mary Jo,” he said Thursday. “Mary Jo does not intimidate easily, and that’s important, because she has an important job ahead of her.”

Obama urged the Senate to consider White’s nomination as soon as possible, along with his renomination of Richard Cordray so he could continue his work as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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