Senate nears action on Fed Gov. Bowman’s next term

The president’s reappointment of Federal Reserve Board Gov. Michelle (“Miki”) Bowman to a full, 14-year term on the board could clear a routine procedural vote in the Senate shortly after that body resumes work Sept. 9, bringing her a step closer to confirmation.

Bowman was first nominated by President Donald Trump in April 2018 to be the Fed’s first community bank representative. She took her Fed Board seat last November after winning confirmation by the Senate on a vote of 64-34. Her current term expires Jan. 31, 2020. If confirmed to a full term, she could continue to serve on the board of the nation’s central bank through Jan. 31, 2034.

Motions to cut off debate on Bowman’s and others’ nominations to administration posts are scheduled to “ripen” at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9, with Senate action expected to follow at any time. At least 60 affirmative votes is required for the motion (“cloture”) to pass, allowing the nomination to proceed to consideration.

Among the nominees in this group is Kelly Craft, confirmed in June to be the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations, to represent the U.S. before the U.N. General Assembly.

Bio: Michelle (“Miki”) Bowman