January 6th, 2014
06:22 PM ET
12 months ago

Senate confirms Yellen as Fed Chair

New York (CNNMoney) - The U.S. Senate has confirmed Janet Yellen to serve as the next chair of the Federal Reserve, after Ben Bernanke finishes his second term at the end of the month.

Senators voted 56 to 26 in her favor, with many missing the vote because of inclement weather. Several Republicans broke party ranks in support of Yellen.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Smitty

    Hopefully she will have some good ideas to improve the economy, which Obamma says is better. Then why does Obamma want to extend unemployment ???? Hurry blame Bush !!!! LOL Good luck to Ms/Mrs Yellon.

    January 6, 2014 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    She is going to be good...

    January 6, 2014 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  3. rs

    This is a smart appointment that will benefit the nation.

    January 6, 2014 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  4. S. B. Stein

    I am glad that there was no need to over come a filibuster.

    January 6, 2014 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  5. Danlien

    I'm going to miss Ben Bernanke. Every time he would speak I would think of The Architect on "The Matrix".

    January 7, 2014 04:34 am at 4:34 am |
  6. Marie MD

    Thank you Reid. While it might and will come back to bite some in the behind this is what a majority really is!

    January 7, 2014 06:20 am at 6:20 am |