The Wall Street Journal reports on ongoing efforts to have Judy Shelton appointed to the Fed Board of Governors.
- Sen. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.), who is opposed to Ms. Shelton's nomination, is retiring and will be replaced in January by Republican Sen.-elect Bill Hagerty. That could give Republicans as many as 50 votes-subject to the outcome of two runoff elections in Georgia on Jan. 5-to support Ms. Shelton with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie in her favor.
- There would be a narrow window for that to happen. It would require the White House to submit the nomination anew and the Senate to vote before Mr. Trump leaves office Jan. 20.
- The White House remains confident that Ms. Shelton will be confirmed and is fully supportive of her candidacy, a White House spokesman said Thursday.
Still a live issue it seems. Stay tuned.
Here is the link to the Journal for more (may be gated)