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Inside Washington (07/05/2011)
* WASHINGTON (7/6/11)--President Barack Obama has tapped Tom Curry, a board director at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) for the past seven years, to head up the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), succeeding Acting Comptroller John Walsh. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) praised the announcement in a press release and said he would move Curry's nomination through the committee "as quickly as possible." OCC has been criticized after its recent controversial interpretation of preemption under the Dodd-Frank Act, and some said the nomination will be seen as a benefit. Curry also served as former commissioner of banks in Massachusetts. Obama also indicated he would nominate Mary J. Miller, the Treasury assistant secretary for financial markets, as undersecretary for domestic affairs. She would succeed Jeffrey Goldstein, who resigned this week (American Banker July 5) …


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