Senate Panel OKs Yellen's Bid to Lead Fed
8 Republicans vote against her nomination
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 21, 2013 9:50 AM CST
Janet Yellen, President Obama's nominee to become Federal Reserve Board chair, testifies Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, before the Senate Banking Committee.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – A Senate panel has advanced Janet Yellen's nomination to lead the Federal Reserve, setting up a final vote in the full Senate. The nomination was approved on a 14-8 vote. All the no votes came from Republicans, many whom object to the Fed's aggressive low interest rate policies to support the economy. Yellen is widely expected to be confirmed by the full Senate but the timing of that vote is not clear. Some senators have said they plan to hold up her nomination as leverage on other matters. Yellen would be the first woman to ever lead the Fed and the first Democrat to do so since Paul Volcker stepped down in 1987.

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Ezekiel 25:17
Nov 23, 2013 1:44 PM CST
I love it, I can already see me reading London Times from my favorite pub in Piccadilly Circus and seeing this "woman's" mugshot on the front page. I absolutely love it.
Fascist_Jack
Nov 21, 2013 10:21 AM CST
Once the Fed's stimulus plan collapses, which it will eventually because you can't print money indefinitely, a new era of American Survival of the Fittest will begin. America will go back to the 19th century, Social Darwinism will replace Progressive/Liberalism and I'll be all the more happy when it does :)