Chairman Patty Murray’s Statement On Janet Yellen Confirmation To The Federal Reserve

U.S Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee released the following statement after Janet Yellen was confirmed by the Senate to lead the Federal Reserve.

“I was proud to vote to confirm Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve at a time when it is absolutely critical that everything possible is being done to boost the economy and create jobs. Dr. Yellen’s outstanding qualifications and experience uniquely position her to lead this vital institution at this critical time. While the economy is moving in the right direction, Dr. Yellen understands that the fragile recovery needs to be protected to make sure the families and small business owners still struggling in the wake of the Great Recession don’t get left behind. President Obama made a historic choice in naming Dr. Yellen to this key position, and I am confident that she will build on Chairman Bernanke’s work to continue supporting economic growth, job creation, and economic stability.”