Washington, D.C. — Today, Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden released the following reaction to the confirmation of Janet Yellen as the next chair of the Federal Reserve:
The confirmation of Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve should be celebrated as a monumental step forward for our nation. Janet’s extensive experience with central banking, paired with her deep understanding of how policies impact our nation’s financial performance, will be key to ensuring that America continues down a path toward full economic recovery. Furthermore, as the first woman to run the Federal Reserve, Janet is breaking yet another glass ceiling in an arena full of gender barriers.
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