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Senate Set To Confirm Janet Yellen As Fed Chair

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The Yellen nomination received 59 votes to move forward on Dec. 20 before the holiday recess. That was enough to break a filibuster after Democrats eliminated the 60-vote threshold for presidential nominations (other than the Supreme Court) in November.

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