Senate panel sets hearing on Fed nominees

US - The Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing on Tuesday on the nominations of Ben Bernanke and Donald Kohn to serve on the Federal Reserve Board, the panel said on Friday.

The committee said the hearing would be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 30 July.

If eventually approved by the full Senate, the two nominees would bring the Washington-based board up to its full complement of seven members.

Bernanke is a professor at Princeton University and a leading academic authority on monetary pol