Janet Yellen’s nomination to be chairman of the Federal Reserve won support from the Senate Banking Committee today in a 14-8 vote, moving her bid to be the Fed’s first female head to the Senate for confirmation.
On May 20, 2009, four Republicans -- Representatives Paul Ryan and Devin Nunes and Senators Richard Burr and Tom Coburn -- unveiled their alternative to the health- care plans then being considered by congressional Democrats. “We have introduced a comprehensive health care reform bill, the Patients’ Choice Act that, we believe, will bring us far closer to the goal of universal coverage than the Obama plan,” they wrote in a joint essay.
Four Senate Republicans say they’re inclined to support Janet Yellen to be chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, leaving her nomination one vote shy of the 60 she needs to be confirmed by the full Senate.
As White House, Federal Reserve and Treasury Department staff prepare Janet Yellen to face the U.S. Senate for her nomination as the next Federal Reserve chairman, one experience remains seared in their memories: Ben S. Bernanke’s close call in 2010.
A Senate committee chairman has demanded that the Pentagon explain four audits -- two involving Boeing Co. -- that he said shows the Department of Defense may be paying billions of dollars extra for spare parts.
Thousands of federal employees and contractors approved for security clearances from 2006 to 2011 owed $85 million in unpaid federal taxes, according to a report released today by congressional investigators.