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Erie Times E-Edition Article-Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues during the legislative week

Posted by M. C. on November 22, 2020

Blocking Judy Shelton as Fed Governor: Voting 47-50, the Senate on Nov. 17 failed to advance the nomination of libertarian economist Judy L. Shelton, 66, to the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors.

She has been affiliated with conservative organizations including the Hoover Institution and the Atlas Network and numerous ‘sound money’ and freemarket causes.

Sound money and free markets are small government and anti-war. Has Toomey “got religion” now that he isn’t running for office…Or was it just a mistake?

Casey…no change.

https://erietimes-pa-app.newsmemory.com/?publink=0f4b2de03

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Blocking Judy Shelton as Fed Governor: Voting 47-50, the Senate on Nov. 17 failed to advance the nomination of libertarian economist Judy L. Shelton, 66, to the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors. But Republicans left open the possibility of a revote this year on her appointment to the seven-member board that sets U.S. monetary policy. Shelton served under President Trump as U.S. envoy to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. She has been affiliated with conservative organizations including the Hoover Institution and the Atlas Network and numerous ‘sound money’ and freemarket causes. A yes vote backed the nomination. Bob Casey Jr.-D: No. Pat Toomey-R: Yes.

Confirming Stephen Vaden U.S. Trade Judge: Voting 49-43, the Senate on Nov. 18 confirmed Stephen A. Vaden, 38, the Department of Agriculture general counsel, for a lifetime appointment to the United States Court of International Trade. A specialized unit of the federal judiciary, the nine-judge panel adjudicates trade and customs-law disputes involving federal agencies, corporations, labor unions, private citizens, foreign governments and other litigants.

A yes vote was to confirm the nominee. Casey: No. Toomey: Yes.

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