Fannie Mae http://wfae.org en Congressman Watt's Nomination Clears Key Hurdle http://wfae.org/post/congressman-watts-nomination-clears-key-hurdle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The nomination of North Carolina congressman Mel Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency cleared a key procedural hurdle Tuesday.</span></p><p>The U.S. Senate voted 57-40 to break Republican opposition to <a href="http://wfae.org/post/watt-anticipates-nomination-hearing" target="_blank">Watt’s nomination</a>.&nbsp;Democrats were able to move the nomination forward thanks to a change in Senate rules that Democrats pushed through last month in response to numerous blocked nominations. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:40:35 +0000 Mark Rumsey 40843 at http://wfae.org Congressman Watt's Nomination Clears Key Hurdle