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Republicans Filibuster Mel Watt's Nomination For Housing Finance Agency

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Almost every Republican voted against proceeding to Watt's nomination, who would head an agency carrying regulatory control over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. 

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday that the White House hopes Republicans reconsider their vote, calling the filibuster "enormously disappointing."