Dodd Says Bernanke May Not Be Confirmed Before Christmas
Per the WSJ, looks like this whole "halting" thing may be useful after all.
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd, (D, Conn.) said Thursday that a vote to confirm Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to a new term may not take place before Christmas.
Asked if he anticipates a confirmation vote on a second term for Bernanke, Dodd told reporters, "I don't know. We'll try. I have to talk to my colleagues."
Dodd spoke to reporters as he left the hearing on Capitol Hill, which is winding down as Bernanke takes a final question or two.