The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday approved President Bush's nomination of Rep. Christopher Cox to replace William Donaldson as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The committee also endorsed the nominations of Roel Campos and Annette Nazareth to fill two Democratic positions on the five-member panel. All three officials were approved with unanimous votes, paving the way for them to be taken up by the full Senate before adjourning for a month. At press time, the full Senate had not yet voted.

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