By a 50-48 party line vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Rohit Chopra yesterday as CFPB Director.

Mr. Chopra’s confirmation clears the way for the White House to move forward on President Biden’s nomination of Alvaro Bedoya to fill Mr. Chopra’s seat as FTC Commissioner and on the President’s nomination of Acting CFPB Director Dave Uejio to serve as Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Once he arrives at the CFPB, Mr. Chopra can be expected to name a Deputy Director.