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Filibuster Fight-9

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, speaks with reporters just off the Senate floor as lawmakers moved toward resolving their feud over Republican filibusters of White House appointees, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. The Senate just voted 71-29 to end a two-year Republican blockade that was preventing Richard Cordray from winning confirmation as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)