MSNBC's Rachel Maddow reported on her show Tuesday night that Republicans plan to keep the Senate in session to prevent President Barack Obama from making recess appointments.

Obama had hoped to avoid a confirmation battle with Senate Republicans by nominating former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rather than Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren.

Republicans have said they would not confirm any nominee for director unless the functions of the agency were significantly reduced.

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