US Senate to vote on Cook’s Fed governor nomination

The US Senate
The US Senate building

The US Senate moved to bring Lisa Cook’s nomination to serve on the Federal Reserve Board to a full “floor vote” of the whole body.

The senate’s banking committee was deadlocked 12–12 on recommending Cook after all of the panel’s Republicans voted against her. This forced Democrats to use a parliamentary procedure called a discharge petition to bring her nomination to the floor

The vote on the discharge petition passed by 50 votes to 49. One Republican senator< John Kennedy of Louisiana

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