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White House rips GOP for blocking Mel Watt nomination

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The White House on Thursday called it “enormously disappointing” that Senate Republicans blocked the nomination of Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., to lead the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Earlier Thursday, the upper chamber by a vote of 56-42 kept the nomination from going forward. Watt needed 60 votes to end debate on the nomination. “It is enormously disappointing that Republicans would filibuster...

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