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Omarova Nomination to Be Top Banking Regulator Being Withdrawn



Saule Omarova is sworn in during a Senate committee hearing on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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President Biden will withdraw the nomination of Saule Omarova to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency after a contentious nomination battle.

Omarova was Biden’s pick for a position that would have put her in charge of regulating banks, a nomination that was largely lauded by progressives who have called for the agency to conduct more strict supervision.

But critics argued Omarova was a “radical choice,” saying the nominee wanted to nationalize banking, while questioning whether she remained wedded to the ideologies of her native Soviet Union.

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