A look at some of the officials who have taken jobs with the watchdog agency.
As Ohio attorney general, Richard Cordray sued several loan servicers for alleged deceptive business practices. He was tapped by President Obama to head the consumer agency in 2011, but Senate Republicans blocked his nomination in December of that year. The White House appointed Cordray in January 2012 anyway, using a rare recess appointment to get around the rejection of the nomination. Cordray was renominated by Obama on Jan. 24 to head the bureau.
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