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Manchin Says He’s Undecided on Raskin and Other Biden Fed Picks

(Bloomberg) — Senator Joe Manchin said he remains undecided on President Joe Biden’s nominees for the Federal Reserve, including Sarah Bloom Raskin, the embattled pick for vice chair for supervision.   

“We had a conversation and we will have more conversations,” the West Virginia Democrat said of Raskin, who he met with earlier this week. “I made no decisions on anybody.”

Manchin’s vote in the 50-50 Senate will be particularly crucial for Raskin, who is facing stiff Republican opposition that led to a GOP boycott of a Senate Banking Committee vote on the nominees earlier this week.

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© Bloomberg. Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, speaks to members of the media in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. The U.S. House released a short-term government funding bill yesterday that would extend government funding until March 11 and plans to vote on it today to stave off a federal shutdown after Feb. 18.

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