Vote On Yellen Fed Appointment Delayed Until January
The Senate won’t be voting on Janet Yellen’s nomination to be the next Federal Reserve Board Chairman until it returns in January, mostly because Senators wanted to get out of town:
The Senate will vote on the nomination of Janet Yellen to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve in January.
Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday night that Republicans and Democrats had worked out an agreement on votes for several of President Barack Obama’s nominees, including Yellen.
The Senate plans a test vote to move ahead on Yellen’s nomination on Friday and will then vote Jan. 6 on her confirmation. The agreement means the Senate, bitterly divided over nominees, will leave town after the Friday votes.
After all, they’ve got tee times scheduled next week, people. There have to be priorities.