WASHINGTON — Sen. Michael Crapo said he wants to usher in a new era of bipartisan cooperation as the Banking Committee's top Republican, a goal that could prove particularly difficult amidst the bitter political battle being waged over the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

That issue attracted new attention after a federal appeals court last month overruled several recess appointments President Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board on the same day as CFPB Director Richard Cordray's initial appointment. That opens the door to a legal challenge of Cordray at the same time that he has been re-nominated for the position.

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