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Controversial Fed Nominee Set To Prevail In Senate Confirmation Vote This Week

The Senate is expected to vote this week on the controversial nomination of Judy Shelton to the Federal Reserve's governing board. She appears to have support from a slim majority of senators.
Judy Shelton testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee during a hearing on her nomination to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors on Feb. 13. Shelton is set to be confirmed by a slim majority in the Senate this week. Source: Sarah Silbiger

After languishing for more than a year, Judy Shelton's controversial nomination to the Federal Reserve's board of governors appears poised for Senate confirmation in the final weeks of the Trump administration.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved to hold a vote sometime this week after Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, signaled her support for the nominee. Shelton has attracted great scrutiny over views that place her well

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