Veronica Stracqualursi and Betsy Klein, CNN//April 15, 2022
Veronica Stracqualursi and Betsy Klein, CNN//April 15, 2022//
(CNN) – President Joe Biden on Friday announced his intent to nominate former Obama Treasury official Michael Barr as the vice chair for supervision of the Federal Reserve, a move that would install a key architect of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 as the nation’s top banking regulator.
The announcement comes after Biden’s initial nominee, Sarah Bloom Raskin, withdrew her nomination in March, following opposition in the Senate based on her stance on climate change and fear that she could discourage banks from lending to fossil fuel companies. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia joined Republicans in opposing her, effectively torpedoing her nomination. Continue Reading>