Sarah Bloom Raskin withdraws herself from consideration to the Federal Reserve Board

Sarah Bloom Raskin has withdrawn from consideration to be a nominee for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Raskin submitted her 退出 in a letter to President Joe Biden.
Biden nominated Raskin in January for the position of vice chair of supervision at the Fed, a role that would have made her a powerful regulator in the banking world.
    But Raskin, a former Fed governor who was deputy Treasury secretary during the Obama administration, faced stiff opposition in the Senate based on her stance on climate change and fear that she could discourage banks from lending to fossil fuel companies.
      In her letter to Biden withdrawing her nomination, 已与CNN分享, she wrote that manyin and outside the Senate are unwilling to acknowledge the economic complications of climate change and the toll it has placed, and will continue to place, 关于美国人. ”
          It was — and is — my considered view that the perils of climate change must be added to the list of serious risks that the Federal Reserve considers as it works to ensure the stability and resiliency of our economy and financial system,” 她补充说. “This is not a novel or radical position.
          The decision to withdraw comes after it became clear she would not have the votes to be confirmed by the US Senate.
          它的. 乔·曼钦, a West Virginia Democrat, announced his opposition to the nomination on Monday, setting off a White House scramble to find Republican support in a 50-50 参议院.
          None materialized, rendering her nomination all but dead, even as White House officials continued to support the selection.
          Raskin’s withdrawal was first reported by the New Yorker.
          对手, including Manchin, Senate Republicans and the US Chamber of Commerce, argued that Raskin’s promotion of green energy, renewable resources and environmental issues threatened to keep gas prices highparticularly at a time when the Russia-Ukraine conflict is sending fuel prices through the roof.
          在星期一, Manchin — who is not a member of the Senate Banking Committee that votes on Fed nominations — said Raskin’sprevious public statements have failed to satisfactorily address my concerns about the critical importance of financing an all-of-the-above energy policy to meet our nation’s critical energy needs.
            参议院共和党人 boycotted a vote last month in protest of Raskin’s nomination, halting a slate of pending nominees for the central bank, including the renomination of Fed Chair Jerome Powell.
            Raskin’s candidacy, 然而, was hailed by progressives. Biden has pledged to make the Fed more diverse in terms of both its gender and racial makeup.

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