1) Confirmation of Executive Calendar #452, the nomination of Janet L. Yellen, of California, to be Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Confirmed: 56-25
Completed the Rule 14 process of H.R.2109, to eliminate taxpayer financing of political party conventions and reprogram savings to provide for a 10-year pediatric research initiative through the Common Fund administered by the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes.
Additional Executive items
Jointly referred the nomination of Rhea Sun Suh, of Colorado, to be Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife to the committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Jointly referred the nomination of Arun MadhaAn Kumar, of California, to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service to
the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.