The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Senate approves Fischer nomination as Fed vice chairman, Brainard and Powell for Fed board

  • Print

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination of Stanley Fischer to be vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, while also approving Lael Brainard and Jerome Powell to serve on the Fed's board.

The votes filled vacancies just before a meeting of the central bank's policy panel next week.

The Senate voted 63-24 to approve the nomination of Fischer, a former head of the Bank of Israel, to the Fed's No. 2 post. Brainard, a former Treasury undersecretary for international affairs, was approved on a 61-31 vote, and Powell won a second term on the Fed board on a 67-24 vote.

The Senate's action means five of the seven Fed board seats have now been filled in advance of a meeting of the central bank's interest-rate committee Tuesday and Wednesday. Obama has yet to announce his nominations for the other two vacancies.

Fischer was approved last month as a Fed board member but his nomination to be vice chairman was held up, as were the other two board nominations, by Sen. Rand Paul. The Republican from Kentucky delayed the nominations in an effort to win a Senate vote on his bill giving Congress more oversight over the central bank's actions. He voted no on all three nominations Thursday.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Trucks power through flooded underpass at Main St and Higgins

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Geese take cover in long grass in the Tuxedo Business Park near Route 90 Wednesday- Day 28– June 27, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS / Jan 10  2011 ‚Äì WEB STDUP ‚Äì Frosty morning at -15 degrees C , in pic frost covers the the Nellie McClung statue  on the MB Legislature grounds at 7am

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Does Canada need a national inquiry into the disproportionately high number of missing and murdered aboriginal women?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google