President Obama has been trying to fill the vacancy of the head of the newly created Consumer Protection Agency for quite some time only to be blocked by republicans at every turn.
He just filled the position with an old political trick called a recess appointment. Basically when Congress is out of session, the President can make these (all have done it hundreds of times) appointments.
Republicans oppose the agency period and are trying to thwart the appointment of the head of the department and will undoubtedly try to defund the agency as well and if that's really what the people that they represent really want, well then that is their job, however, I can't believe that most citizens even know what their elected representatives are doing on this issue.
Now I know its an election year but how can an agency that protects consumers and their money be a bad thing?