Banking Committee Approves Harper Nomination Amid Controversy

Even as a key Republican questioned the legality of the appointment, the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday approved the nomination of Todd Harper to serve a full term on the National Credit Union Administration board.

The committee voted 17-7 to allow Harper to continue on the board, although committee ranking Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania said he believes the nomination was illegal. Toomey was joined by six Republican colleagues in voting against the nomination.