Republicans are strongly considering using a rare procedural move to prevent President Obama from making a recess appointment to install a director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 

Forty-four GOP senators signed a letter last week vowing to block any nominee absent several significant changes to the bureau, a move that political analysts said all but guarantees the president will use his recess appointment powers. But Republican lawmakers are weighing tactics to make that option much less appealing or prevent it altogether by leveraging their power over other financial services nominees. 

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