Christopher Waller narrowly passes Senate vote

Christopher Waller
Christopher Waller
St Louis Fed

Christopher Waller was approved for a seat on the Federal Reserve’s board of governors on November 2, in narrow vote split down partisan lines.

Waller, currently research director at the St Louis Fed, was approved in a Senate vote split 48–47, with five senators not voting. All of his votes in favour came from Republican Senators, with only one Republican – Rand Paul of Kentucky – voting against him.

Despite the narrow vote, Waller was a less contentious candidate than Judy Shelton, who was

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