Yellen, currently the Fed's vice chair, would be the first
woman to lead the U.S. central bank and is expected to win
Senate confirmation. She would replace Ben Bernanke, whose term
ends on January 31.
"The Senate also must confirm Janet Yellen as head of the
Federal Reserve," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as he
outlined the Senate's remaining work before breaking for the
(Reporting by Richard Cowan; editing by Steve Orlofsky)
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