Janet Yellen Is Confirmed As Next Fed Chair 56-26, Rand did not voteSubmitted by SteveMT on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 21:02
1-6-14, 8:00 ET
Update: the final vote came out to 56 Yes and 26 No, after supposedly someone moved from the No to the Yes pile. It also seems that quite a few senators missed the final vote due to the weather, which means Bernanke's record of 30 No votes stands untouched for now.
With the critical 50th Yes vote just being cast, Janet Yellen has officially become the first woman to head the central bank in its 100 years of existence. The vote continues, and the only question now is whether the current tally of 27 No votes will surpass the Bernanke record of 30 objections to the central bank head.
Rand was one of 18 Senators "not voting."