Fed nominee Bowman advances to final vote in Senate

Fed nominee Bowman advances to final vote in Senate
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The Senate on Wednesday advanced President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? MORE’s nomination of Michelle Bowman to the Federal Reserve Board and is expected to confirm the former Kansas bank supervisor later this week.

Senators voted 63-36 to end debate on Bowman’s nomination to fill the Fed board seat reserved for officials with community bank experience.

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Thirteen Democratic senators broke party ranks to support Bowman, a Republican, while Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulCNN catches heat for asking candidates about Ellen, Bush friendship at debate Overnight Defense — Presented by Boeing — Trump isolated amid Syria furor | Pompeo, Pence to visit Turkey in push for ceasefire | Turkish troops advance in Syria | Graham throws support behind Trump's sanctions Rand Paul rips Lindsey Graham: 'Wrong about almost every foreign policy decision' MORE (R-Ky.) was the sole GOP member to oppose her nomination.

Bowman is on track to be confirmed before the end of the week. She previously served as Kansas’ chief bank regulator and vice president at Farmers & Drovers Bank, a Kansas bank that reported $181 million in assets in 2017.

Bowman was nominated to the Fed in April alongside Fed vice chairman Richard Clarida. The Senate Banking Committee approved their nominations in June, and the full Senate confirmed Clarida in August.

The Kansan would be Trump’s third addition to the Fed board, joining Clarida and Randal Quarles, the Fed vice chairman of supervision. She’d also serve with two appointees of former President Obama: Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, who Trump promoted to lead the bank in 2017, and Governor Lael Brainard.