Senate Blocks Nomination of Judy Shelton to Federal Reserve Board

Judy Shelton

On November 17, the Senate blocked the nomination of Judy Shelton, President Trump's choice for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. This move stalled her nomination to the central bank with weeks left in the president's term.

The vote to limit debate on Shelton's nomination failed by a tally of 47 to 50. Two Republicans joined Democrats against the nomination in the simple majority vote. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell initially cast his vote in favor of limiting debate. However, he switched it to a "no" vote in a strategic move that allows him to bring the nomination to consideration at a future date.

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris returned to the Capitol for the first time since the presidential election to cast her vote in opposition to proceeding with Shelton's no...

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