Monday, January 25, 2010

White House Expects Bernanke Vote Later This Week

President Obama expects that the Senate will vote later this week on his nomination of Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke to a second term, spokesman Robert Gibbs said today.

"Chairman Bernanke helped the President and the economic team steer through some rough waters," Gibbs said during the daily briefing. Gibbs said "it would send a signal of greater overall stability to have his nomination approved without political games and that is what we expect later this week."

But, they still haven't scheduled the vote because, clearly, it is not locked down. Once you hear that the vote has been scheduled, it means the confirmation is a done deal.

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