January 23rd, 2010
02:15 PM ET
12 years ago

Dodd and Gregg confident Bernanke will be confirmed

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/01/22/art.bernanke2.gi.jpg caption="Dodd and Gregg say they are confident Bernanke will be confirmed for a second term."](CNN) - Sens. Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut, and Judd Gregg, R-New Hampshire, said in a joint statement Saturday they are confident Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will be confirmed by the Senate for a second term.

The statement by Dodd, the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, and Gregg, who also serves on the committee, comes amid reports Bernanke's confirmation may be in doubt.

Full statement:

“In the last few days there have been a flurry of media reports on Chairman Bernanke’s confirmation prospects, highlighting a very vocal opposition. Chairman Bernanke has done an excellent job responding to one of the most significant financial crises our country has ever encountered. We support his nomination because he is the right leader to guide the Federal Reserve in this recovering economy. Based on our discussions with our colleagues, we are very confident that Chairman Bernanke will win confirmation by the Senate for a second term.”

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Fooled Again

    Dodd and Gregg don't realize that Americans want them gone too. These corrupt politicians are in bed with the enemy.

    January 23, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  2. fools and their freedoms are soon parted

    Wow having Dodd backing you is sort of like having Obama campaign for you....Dodd is a crook and anyone he supports is suspicious....

    January 23, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  3. Sean

    If Alan Greenspan can escape punishment, why are we so bothered by this guy? Come on, America? He's doing the right thing.

    January 23, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  4. Willy Brown

    Bernanke is a loser but the democrats love losers.

    January 23, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  5. Jim

    The most important thing to do first is audit the FED. That alone should get rid of Bernanke. Don't let them donate Bernanke as the sacrificial lamb to avoid an audit. Then eliminate the FED and return to sound money policy with our currency backed by gold.

    January 23, 2010 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  6. not alone

    the smell of the back room deals already is stinking up the place

    January 23, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  7. Helicopter Ben

    theFed, this clown and his predecessor Greenspandex, caused this mess. Throw the bum out!

    January 23, 2010 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  8. ClassicalLiberal

    It's up to you to stop this blatant arrogance and non transparency with YOUR dollars people... Call your Senators!! Demand an up or down vote on a FULL audit of the Federal Reserve before any vote on BB! YOU have the power, if YOU just choose to use it. Call! Email! Don't be apathetic, YOU can make it happen. This is YOUR country.

    Incumbents of all stripes up for re-election are EXTREMELY worried about their own jobs.... your voice will be heard now more than ever! I stand with all of you that TAKE ACTION and DEMAND a full audit first! Before ANY vote to confirm or deny BB. Don't let them scare you again, with their tyrannical rhetoric! Power to the people!

    In Liberty,


    January 23, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  9. Albert K. L.A., CA

    Did you hear that? A joint statement making it clear we are in a "recovering economy." That is true and it means jobs will soon follow. The "most significant financial crises our country has ever encountered" is being fixed by Obama and that is why Dems will win big in Nov.

    January 23, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  10. john

    Dodd (D-Banksters) and Gregg ( R-Banksters) are two of the most bought and paid for Senators there. Of course they want their man Ben up there. Why he's the expert! A cabal of crooked, corrupt, elitists! Should be tarred and feathered, in the finest American political tradition!!

    January 23, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  11. gg

    Bernake isn't the problem, Tim Gietner is the problem. I think that we do need to refocus away from healthcare and towards the economy. Make it attractive for business to invest in plants in the US. Make it attractive for businesses to hire. We need to cut government spending. Cut welfare and create incentives to keep jobs here.

    January 23, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |