The first female chairman of the Federal Reserve was easily confirmed in the Senate by a 59-26 vote.
Reports say vote to come up on Tuesday, Dec. 10, under new rules after October vote blocked.
Watt’s confirmation blocked (by 56-42 vote) because he’s a "politician," senator says
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moves to invoke cloture on nomination for Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.)
Sessions, Corker, Cornyn, Roberts speak out on Fed nominee. "Ms. Yellen subscribes to the liberal school of thought."
ABA CEO testifies to Senate banking panel Thursday; NAFCU's Dan Berger warns panel by letter of peril to economic recovery.
House Financial Services chair opines on Fed nominee. NAFCU's Berger cites prior contacts with current Fed vice chair.
Former Oregon State Sen. Rick Metsger now awaits being sworn in to fill seat left vacant by Gigi Hyland.
Hampel will appear at first hearing on Senate GSE Reform legislation.
WASHINGTON — NCUA Board hopeful Richard Metsger’s nomination was unanimously approved Thursday morning by the Senate Banking Committee.