The Senate is set to vote on the nomination of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at 10:30 a.m. today, after months of stalling tactics (including filibuster threats) by the anti-consumer faction in the Senate. This is a big deal, and if the vote goes forward, the first governmental agency actually on the side of consumers may actually have a head.
If you have a moment, call your senator at 202-224-3121, and urge him or her to vote! (Hat tip to US PIRG.)
Update: As expected, Republicans blocked the vote with a procedural measure.