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(Feb. 13, 2020 file photo) President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Federal Reserve, Judy Shelton, appears before the Senate Banking Committee for a confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump’s controversial nominee to the Federal Reserve is facing a razor-close vote in Congress. The Senate is voting Tuesday on the nomination of Judy Shelton to join the Federal Reserve’s powerful board of governors. Shelton is an unusually caustic critic of the Fed and is opposed by three Republican senators. Expected absences from two other Republicans could block her from advancing in Tuesday’s vote. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite,)

Encouraging news from a recent Senate not known for any.

Senate Blocks President Trump’s Controversial Nominee To The Federal Reserve Board

by Vanessa Romo

NPR – November 17, 2020

The 47-50 vote came as Sens. Mitt Romney and Susan Collins sided with Democratic senators to preserve a filibuster of Judy Shelton’s confirmation. Two other Republicans missed the vote.

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